George Martin: I'm almost completely deaf in my left ear. And my right ear is down to about 20 percent. It was pretty good for most of my life, but over the past five years, it's deteriorated very much. It's partly listening to all that loud music. But I think it's also old age. If you walk along the street when you're seventy-six, bits fall off you and you have to pick them up and put them in your pocket.