Well, at 9:58 a.m., nearly 48 hours since the world went silent… my EAR POPPED! I actually had thought it was coming back and had told family I was at 90% hearing as I could finally at least talk to people and hear what they were saying, but I must have been at only 50-60% because as I sat here eating brunch and doing some writing on Leadership Lab 03, my ear suddenly POPPED and I suddenly felt like I was standing under a waterfall of noise, or like I had stepped behind the engine of a jumbo jet! I actually said “WHOA!” out loud and got a few looks from neighboring tables.
In case you are curious, here is an animated GIF that shows how/why your ear gets stopped up. It is from this page that explains how your ear gets “blocked” and how to unblock your ears. (A method that did not work for me)
Ah, the world has so many sounds now! I can hear the clatter of some dishes in the kitchen, the clanking of a cart going by, the humming of some distant machine, the whining of some kid, the gossiping of some girls nearby, the stomach sounds of the guy behind me, or was that…. maybe being deaf wasn’t so bad?
But it will be nice when I get outside and can hear the wind in the trees and the chattering of birds! ahhhhhh