I believe “Golden Ears” are a bit of a myth. Listening takes practice and experience, and there is nothing special about the ears attached to a sound engineer or musician. I mean, we don’t say that visual artists or critics have “Golden eyes” now, do we? No, they’ve spent a lifetime learning their craft, from crayon scribbles to oil paints.
This program from Harman International trains your ears to be sensitive to various kinds of sound processing and distortions.
I haven’t got much more to say on the topic that Dr. Sean Olive hasn’t already covered. Excellent!