“Everybody knows” that noise-induced hearing loss is a problem for rock musicians. This has been reported by standard media like in this article and this press release from AC/DC, and in more “scientific” journals like in this article. However, what seems to be less-widely considered is that classical musicians have exactly the same problems…
There’s one verse of “Sweet Home Alabama” that says
“Now Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers
And they’ve been known to pick a song or two”.
If you watch this movie to the end, you’ll find out what that means.