I am currently suffering from complete hearing loss in my left ear. On Saturday I was getting a bit of an earache on Sunday it was getting painful but I was on my way to PNG and decided it wasn't worth cancelling my flights for, on Monday night it was painful enough to keep me awake but still more flights to go. This morning it hurt slightly less but I was profoundly deaf in one ear.
OK first order of the day was to see our doctor who has given me two kinds of pills to take, one a pain killer the other one an antibiotic to get rid of the ear infection. The prognosis for recovery is good but I am still deaf as a door nail and can hear my own voice echoing in my head whenever I speak.