I just wanted to give a quick update as I had so many messages of support when I had hearing loss to the one ear that I can usually hear with last Friday. I had a bit of a panic as my other ear is profoundly deaf, and I was struggling to hear at all. My GP referred me back to the fabulous ENT department at Addenbrooke's Hospital and because I'm already on their books with difficulties I got a priority appointment this morning. The consultant had a good look in my ear and said that there was some particles stuck on my eardrum that were probably causing the problem.
I was taken into the treatment room where he then proceeded to use a hoover like piece of equipment (in miniature) which alternated blowing a blast of air into my air to loosen the particles and suction to remove them. It was a bit of an uncomfortable procedure, but once it was finished I was then sent to the audiologist for a hearing test. I was so relieved that my hearing in this ear was restored. It felt a bit funny for a while, but I'm now back to having one ear that works properly.
I have the biggest grin across my face and will be cracking open the fizz later.