Hello. I had this horrible "virus" that effected my chest,throat and eventually my ears....this has been going on for about 3 weeks and the ear problems for about 2 weeks. Been put on drops and eventually antibiotics but showing no sign of improving. Its really getting to me how little I can hear in both ears and having a little toddler around. Im hoping there isnt any permanent damage or hearing loss but has anyone else been in this situation before? Also I have had problems in the past with e tubes and ear drum exploding and gormits. Is that linked? I do have wax uses but drops have cleaned out what remains.