I'm used to having my ears be all clogged up -- sinus problems, you know. But just before the 4th, it got really bad and I decided it was worth a trip to the doctor. I probably had an ear infection. Or ear cancer. Or something super-serious.
Ear wax. "Impacted Cerumen." Oh.
So, a visit to my friendly (really) otolaryngologist and his little vacuum cleaner and voila -- I can hear. I can hear everything! Everything sounds really weird. I have to wonder how long I've been not hearing things. High-pitched sounds are especially loud and a lot of things sound very echo-y. My own voice sounds funny to me (as K. said, "it's sounded that way to me for awhile, I'm glad we're finally on the same page now.")