I just got back from the doctor's office. What a wonderful experience, spending thirty minutes filling out paperwork just to find out it was the wrong paperwork, waiting in a non-air-conditioned office for over two hours, and then getting lectured for nearly an hour on not getting to the doctor's sooner.
Long story short: Over the last six weeks, my hearing has been on the decline. Earlier today, I could hear next to nothing out of my right ear, and I had about 50% hearing loss out of my left. It isn't degenerative hearing loss, and I'm good enough at reading lips that I've been able to cover for it, but it's still disturbing. I should have full hearing back within the next two weeks.
That said, I did like one side effect of my hearing going away...it forced me to pay closer attention to my surroundings and the people therein. Hopefully, I'll be able to keep that side effect going forward.