I "hear" ya (sorry, really *bad* joke). I had issues just a little over 2 years ago, where I got periods of vertigo, along with constantly dizzy that varied in intensity. It was my ears, and that definitely worried me. My F-I-L and his brother both have hearing aids, and it's a wonder they aren't insane, what with them things going "TWEEEEE!" in their ears half the time. They both will take them out for most of the day, and only put them in when they "need" them. Ray says that he can hear Aunt Gertie across the room, whispering secrets to her niece, but he can't hear a normal conversation in front of him, because of all that background noise from sources like Aunt Gertie... tic
Vent anytime ya like, btw...
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"... His mercy endureth for ever."