Last year was not a good one for me. Apart from Covid 19, I lost some HF hearing around February, and at about every two months interval, I seemed to lose more, until these Nathos UP auto, ran out of HF gain.
I have always had distorted hearing, and that became worse.
I had dry skin around the ear canal, but not in it. This made the ear very sore, and some days I could not wear the aids. I tried several skin creams without success. I am now using Sudocrem, which seems to have solved the problem.
I also suffer with a lot of ear wax. My ears are like a wax factory, and can make volumes of wax every other day.
I have tried many kinds of wax removal tools, and all are useless, except the Medi Grade Earwash, which appears to flush it out, although I never seem to see the wax.
One that dos work well, is the cotton bud, which removes lumps of it, at the risk of pushing wax onto the eardrum.
A few days ago, I put my right aid in, and no sound. A build up of wax blocked the tube, so I gave both ears a wash out. I was totally surprised at the result, as the lost HF returned, and I had to reduce the HF gain by about six DB to hear comfortably again.
I cannot believe that wax had been on my ear drum for the last year, during which time I have used Bicarb quite a few times. I thought if you lost HF, it is gone forever. So I do not understand what has happened, but I am very glad it has.
Any comments welcome.