In this article The Who’s Pete Townshend blames wearing headphones in the recording studio for his hearing loss.
So touring for decades with The Who, standing next to the insane Keith Moon’s drum kit and standing in front of huge stacks of Hiwatt amps cranked to 11 had nothing to do with his hearing loss? I remember going to see The Who and there were actually disclaimers saying if you were in the first 30 rows in front of Pete’s rig you might experience hearing damage.
But no, it was the headphones…. Ok Pete.