15th March at 10:06

My hearing is finally level again. I’ve had a pretty severe, double ear infection with a perforated ear drum over the last 10 days or so. The pain was bad enough—my partner even said that when she had a perforated ear drum, the pain waves were as bad as childbirth contractions—but the killer for me has been that one ear was more blocked than the other.

This matters to me because before I succumbed to being a web nerd, I actually used to do a lot of music production and sound engineering. Audio that is even slightly off bothers me a lot, so imagine what one side of my hearing being completely off has been like! I am also extremely into music, so listening to it has been a blag, rather than a joy.

Thanks to my past life in music, I have permanent tinnitus too which is all I could hear for 3 days. I’ll be honest: that and the pain had me literally crying at points. It was torture.

Protect your hearing, kids.