Friday, July 18, 2008

A Short Trip to the Audiologist


For one thing, my ears are tiny. Undergrown. Runty. The very nice and loud/clear speaking audiologist had to keep reaching for a smaller device. I think I have infant sized ears. Seriously. A long time ago, a doctor noted that my eustacian tubes were not going up and down the way an adult's normally would, but were still horizontal, like a small child's. That fits with the whole "my ears forgot to grow" theory. All my kid's ears are way bigger than mine.

Long story untold so far: Too much ear wax impacted against my left ear drum to do anything. And when I used the ear wax dissolving fluid, it just stayed there, so I have all this fluid in my ear.

Next week I go see an ENT who will manually clean out the ear wax and then send me over to get my hearing tested.

I'm tired of living in this sound fog.

2 comments:

Marfa said...

I think you have cute dainty ears...what's worse is having HUGE ears. Too bad you've got lots of wax...hope they can relieve it!

Elevation Perception said...

Hey - I kinda had a similar problem. My doctor told me that my ear canal was too small, so whenever I try to clean my ears, it only pushes the wax further in. So no q-tips for me. And I have to periodically go to the doctor and get my ears flushed. Good stuff...