Well... have just got back from the clinic, and full stereo hearing is now restored.....my head has sound quality akin to B&O. I had forgotten what my own voice sounded like ...it's been that long :) I have to tell you what residue was left in the 'catching bowl' when nursey had done her bit with the electronic pulsing water thrusting device (I did ask if I could borrow it). Readers of a nervous disposition should look away now.
There was the equivalent of a thimble full of shed dead skin cells...no wonder I was deaf. Apparently I have a weird condition where my inner ear is irritated (actually it's bloody furious) and it creates more skin cells than it should. These stay down there and cause the recurrent blockage. It's a left over issue from a nasty ear infection I had whilst on holiday last summer. So there was no wax...just lots of exfoliated bits! So my ear canal is a bit like a snake - as in - it keeps shedding its skin....how gross is that?
The clinic is a 'walk-in' GP surgery - and it's open from 8-8 every day of the year...even Christmas Day. I have to say that some of the other clients were a bit dodgy.......it's in the centre of town you see. One lady was carrying a Netto bag......enough said.
Needless to say I found a big space in the waiting area and sat by myself, reading leaflets all about scabies and headlice.