Amen to that!
Joe, I have 3 alarm clocks that I set every night. One is called a "Sonic Alarm" that is very loud (I'm told) and I modified it to flash my reading light on and off. Without my wife's aggravation with the noise, I sometimes would sleep through them.
I have a little hearing left, and need to keep what I have.
Firearms blasts at the range sure aren't helping. If the market for muzzle silencers expanded and became less expensive, it would save more than one generation of shooters a lot of frustration.
Unfortunately, aircraft and other dangerousb noise generating industries need to require 100% electronic communication ear protection that blocks all damaging sounds.
Back to the thread, YES!