Hey, something strange happened yesterday.
I was training with my boss from work who is also a bodybuilder. Everything was great until my very last set of my very last exercise. I was doing some machine shrugs and when I set the weight down I noticed a high pitch ringing in my left ear.
As I drove home I realized when I turned on the radio I wasn't able to hear very well out of the left ear. After 2 hours it didn't go away.....the loud high pitch ringing or the loss of hearing (not complete loss) so I contacted an ear specialist doctor. He decided he wanted to see me so I called in to work and said I'd be late because I had hearing loss and needed to check it out.
So I went in and did some tests and it turns out I had some sort of acute deafness in that ear, just out of the blue and probably had nothing to do with lifting, since I've been lifting with intensity for years now.
I don't have complete hearing loss in that ear, but a "significant decrease in hearing" according to the doctor. It has been around 30 hours now and it has not improved, but I'm on some prescription medication to regain my ability to hear things clearly and stop the ringing.
So we'll see how it goes, but it was pretty random. There is a scientific name for it but I can't remember what it is. Basically, out of the blue, random, acute hearing loss
It kinda sucks having hearing problems now at age 25 but perhaps I'll be able to regain my normal hearing ability in a few weeks. If not, I guess if you guys and girls ever meet me in person, be sure to speak into "my good ear"