Not sure if this is a "rant" or a cry for help. I have a pretty significant hearing loss, constant tinnitus (ever since I can remember, even as a child). Growing up shooting weapons, several years working around jet aircraft, loud rock and roll and yeah, I'm old (62). I'm finding that rehearsals are becoming extremely irritating for me, especially when we're still getting ready to rehearse. Lots of "noodling" going on, the drummer loosening up, the other guitars playings bits and pieces of songs, etc. My hearing loss is significant enough that when I'm in a crowd, I can't distinguish individual voices, conversations, etc. You can imagine how all of this before-rehearsal activity is beginning to affect me. I'm finding that I get EXTREMELY "edgy". Once we all start rehearsing a specific song, I'm fine, but until that point, I'm close to losing it. We aren't a loud bunch, but this is really getting to me. Does anyone else have this problem or am I just being a grumpy old fart?