No really, I have a new ear problem.
It all started by going to a loud jazz festival and by mistake I walked in front of a humongous speaker. My ears started ringing. Well more like a thousand crickets off in the distance. So of course I went straight to Dr. Google. It seems I have tinnitus. It also seems there is no cure. There are many reasons it starts, possibly the older age and loud music is what started mine. But stress, diet and aspirin over use can bring it on. Usually does not go away.
One person said they let a couple drops of saline solution sit in their ears. I did that, but by mistake I used a q-tip afterwards. I think the wax loosened and then I lodged it back into my ear. I then had pretty much no hearing in my left ear. I used an ear wax removal system all week (helped to get about 50 percent of my hearing back and the crickets came back too) and then I headed to Dr. Real. They actually did what I was doing at home hydrogen peroxide and water solution, but they kind of high powered it into my ear. I can hear totally fine now. They want me to use nose spray and try and dry up my sinus in case I have any middle ear fluid. Then onto an e.n.t doc was their next suggestion.
I have a new appreciation for people with hearing loss. I would always have to be on someone's right side to hear better and TV had to be turned up a little louder. Sorry family.
Now about those crickets... I think they may be here to stay! Any suggestions?