I’ve lost a little bit of hearing over the years, but mainly I now have ringing in my ears (tinnitus) which is sometimes so bad it wakes me at night.
Simple $2 foam earplugs would have saved my hearing.
Now, I won’t even ride to the nearby shops without shoving in my Alpine MotoSafe earplugs that filter damaging wind noise so you can hear emergency sounds (sirens, horns, screeching tyres) and pleasant sounds (your bike’s exhaust and Bluetooth intercom/music).
2 Crashing regrets
I’ve had a few crashes over the years and I’m now suffering from the residual pain from old injuries.