I'm coming to terms with the fact that the near deafness that everyone on my mother's side had is coming to me. In my 50s and I've been struggling a bit to really understand conversations well (had been for years in noisy spots but now it's in quiet ones too). Got my ears checked and yeah, my hearing is okay at low frequencies but increasingly terrible at high ones. Age related, it's been getting worse for years and will continue to. Doc said i'd hear lower tones well, like men's voices. But higher ones, like my wife's I might not be able to hear. I said 'Okay, to that's the upside, is there any downside?' Kidding! I have a pair of headphones with equalizer in them so I created a profile to mimic my loss so my wife could hear. Played a vocal podcast and a couple of songs for her. She said she could understand stuff but it sounded like everything was under water and muffled. That's how I hear all the time, I guess. So I'm getting hearing aids. I'm wondering what I should expect from a musical perspective. I suppose everything will sound different, maybe bad because the aids are optimized for voices not wideband music and they have compression to boot. I suppose I'm used to everything having lots of bottom and it won't anymore. I don't know what that will do to my playing. For example, I have typically been playing in the neck pickup a lot because it sounds so good to me. I guess that's because it's what I hear the best. With correction that could flip. So what does that do to what I like to play? Will I discover that my gear is all trash? Anyone have experience here? Kinda curious how it changed music for people.