Well my hearing is slowly but surely returning. The background static is gone and while it isnâ€™t back yet, I can hear enough to function. Blowing my nose is extremely painful (it pops the left ear horribly) but other than that, it is slowly returning to normal. I am off the antibiotics but am still using some ear drops to ensure that there is no infection while the ears heal.
In the end I feel really, really lucky. I have heard stories from people (and know some) that have had the same problem and lost their hearing. As a doctor said, if I had waited at all, it could have been a lot worse.