I got it too. I lost a lot of my hearing in my left ear (higher frequencies anyway) to go along with it. Sucks because I was always pretty careful when playing in loud settings. But I got caught in a couple of loud situations when I was in the service where ear plugs wouldn't have been a viable option. I've gotten pretty used to it, but it makes mixing down anything using headphones (or even wearing headphones for that matter) a real pain.