Drummers rejoice! Your salvation is nigh!
And it takes the form of these wonderful things.
Like a lot of drummers, I have tinnitus.
Ear plugs aren't the answer because they make everything sound tinny and take all the nuance out.
These latest noise-cancelling headphones from Bose solve all that. I can still hear everything I'm doing, just not as loud.
And because I'm not subconsciously concerned about the damage the noise is doing, I'm much more relaxed. And more relaxed playing = better playing.
Lesson: it's really important to keep up with technology. Things are changing all the time, often opening up new opportunities to enhance your creativity / improve your quality of life.