Deaf in 1½ Ears

I’ve had a pretty miserable couple of weeks, with my ears. A few weeks ago sound became muffled and weirdly booming, and for one night I was totally deaf in my left ear.

On the advice of my doctor, I put drops of olive oil in, in order to soften the wax. That made me deaf in my left ear again, as in completely deaf to any sound. As my relaxation method of choice is to listen to (or make) music, this was definitely bad news. I was slightly nervous, what if it wasn’t wax at all but instead my eardrum was buggered?

Sometimes the hearing came back for a while, or I could hear weird fluttering noises  deep in my ear canal – was something living in there?!

At one point my left ear could hear nothing above 100Hz (low traffic rumble, mostly) and my right ear could hear nothing below 3.5kHz, so if I tried to listen to music it felt like someone was trying to twist my head in two. It also made conversation pretty frustrating.

Finally my appointment with the nurse came around, I had a water-squirting device rammed deep into my ear and the nurse managed to dislodge a brown disc the size of a Jaffa cake.¹

Hoorah! My hearing is now restored!




¹ Ok, a slight exaggeration




10 thoughts on “Deaf in 1½ Ears

  1. Pixieguts says:

    Glad to hear it! 🙂

  2. Maxxy says:

    Oh Man….I LOVE jaffa cakes. But you’ve now created an image that links Jaffa cakes to ear wax…..that’s not good…….do I think it’s going to affect me eating Jaffa cakes………..NAH !!! LOL

    • Luckily Jaffa cakes don’t look like earwax at all, otherwise there might be a problem…

      • Maxxy says:

        very true….and they are just the right size to stick in your gob in one go !! – That’s good product development that is….

        …and thanks for the comments on soundcloud, I’ve had time to have a flick through them. Once again, the tracks on there really were / are works in progress ( I couldn’t believe it’s been 3 years since I put those on there !!! – Going Home is one of the ones we’re doing in the studio, and I have another studio session next week ( haven’t had a session for over a month now ). I’m hoping we’re about ready for a final mixdown. I Don’t Believe sadly was just a cover of my best buddy’s self penned track, although I still think mine is better than his original, and has potential to be a really good track. Another day ( the strings tracks ) was just a loop that I could never hear where it needed to go. Maybe on my next lot of studio tracks I’ll try and do something with it, although I’d like an up tempo number next time really. The Current three are neither slow nor fast. Coffee music. BLAH !!! LOL – I like them though. I think that loop16 on my sketchpad ( Punchy ) is definitely on the list for one of the next ones to tackle….

  3. Maxxy says:

    Might also get the bloke who did my Dad / Sis’ bands video ( ) to do me a couple for the three tracks when they’re finished. I’m about to buy an iMac, and when I do I’ll blow out and get Final Cut Pro at the same time. Maybe I’ll be able to put something together as well……

    • I’ll keep an eye out for that then!

      I almost ended up doing a video for my friends’ band (except they split up). It was to have shot in one take on my point-and-shoot camera (in movie mode) i had mentally storyboarded it and everything. (got a cheap copy of Vegas for the editing and stuff) . It would have been a distaster, anyway 🙂

  4. Maxxy says:

    don’t hold your breath though. These three tracks were originally going to be finished by last Christmas !!! – First visit to the guy was Aug 26th. Another couple of months and it will be a year to produce three tracks !!! – Mind you, doesn’t help when your paying with shirt buttons 😉

  5. thewondermya says:

    Hi Andrew ! Reading your blog always brings me more lightness so I am proudly nominating you for the very inspiring blogger award ! See details on my blog and congratulations !

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s