im losing my hearing and I am completely powerless to this, other miners also experiencing hearing loss?
not had this but maybe you can prepare for it? like learn some sign language and how to lipread, learn about the deaf community, get some hobbies that don't involve sound, etc
I have to wear headphones 24/7 when I'm at home due to severe misophonia. I often hear ringing in my ears. My hearing will probably be very damaged one day.
It sucks, you will realize how little patience the world has for people that do not listen/understand them. Like when talking with somebody you dont understand the language of, people get desperste and are like "fuck it im wasting my time". Its a big deal to lose one of the senses.