Am I correct in thinking that HQAC / MOD are now worried about damaging the hearing of teenagers?
The same ones that seem to have earplugs permanently fixed listening to music and other things as much as you’d let them?
Given from about the age of 12 I used to listen to music through headphones, (even more when I got a Walkman in the early 80s) that was no doubt too loud, went to gigs, pubs and clubs with music that was so loud that on more than one occasion you’d come out and have to shout at each other, as your hearing was somewhat diminished.
My hearing like many others of a similar age was probably shafted 40 years ago. But being around an aircraft and on ranges without ear protection when I was a cadet I might be inline for a few quid.
The sort of thing suggested is like people wearing ear defenders when using noisy kit, yet not 5 yards away people are working with nothing. It’s all H&S twaddle invented by people with too much time on their hands and in desparate need of making it look like they have a worthwhile job.