Standing at the sink and water is running, I can't hear ANYTHING else. Someone talks to me from behind, forget it. I can't distinguish the words.
And sometimes when I'm tired it seems like someone has turned the volume way down on the whole world. Like my ears just. dont. work.
So I'm constantly having to ask my kids to repeat themselves, or get closer, to tell me things.
So I have an appointment on the 18th with an Audiologist. That ought to be interesting.
And the problem is, I"ve been on these anitbiotics for over a week because of an ear infection and my ears still feel like they have fluid in them. Sometimes they just feel hot.
The bad hearing was an issue before the ear infection, so I'm a little bit worried that the ear infection, if it's not cleared up by the 18th, will perhaps obscure what else might be going on.
Is it normal to lose one's hearing at the fine age of 38? I wonder if I damamged it with too much loud music in the car when I was younger. Or do I turn the volume up because I can't hear over the noise of the engine and AC otherwise?