First off, welcome to Drummerworld.
Yes, it's a good thing. Go see your doctor. About your hearing. We here, are drummers. For the most part, nice people, but not hearing specialists. I'm 53, with plenty of hearing damage (loud music, loud handguns, loud motorcycles, etc.) ... and I might be as dumb as a bag of hammers, but I'm smart enough to not diagnose someone elses hearing condition. Especially over the internet.....ear protection.....??
Both kits are "general" workhorse kits. The Export has been around forever, the Mapex, half a forever. I'd probably go Mapex, simply because I hate the double-post Pearl type tom holder.My second point (IF) I overcome the first is that I have put myself into a good buying position on two very good, (in fact excellent) kits one is a Pearl export and the other a Mapex M. Both kits are at same price £250 and equal condition, I cant recall the cymbals with the Mapex but they are those the kit was supplied with new so I trust the quality would be ok....??
Anyhow please be gentle with me, but any thoughts would be appreciated.
All the best
Alright for now, but all gloves come off on your 10th post.