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A couple of days ago I woke up and realised that I could barely hear anything from my right ear - I've also developed really loud tinnitus (both a whooshing sort of noise and a high pitched ringing). Any ideas what might be causing this? I've not had an ear infection or anything like that
Wax is the by far most common cause of this sort of thing. You might be lucky and get to have micro auctioning. That's like a mini vacuum cleaner for ears. It's fantastic and solves the hearing loss immediately.
Thanks - it doesn't feel blocked but will definitely get it checked out. I actually feel fine apart from not being able to hear properly and this bloody awful noise in my ear which is making it really hard to sleep...