I only discovered that I’m deaf in my right ear on Saturday. A generous side effect of my Bell’s palsy.
I genuinely didn’t realise. I have no idea whether or not it’s a problem that’s been there for six months or whether it materialised as my eye became more irritated in recent days.
Either way, I’ve spent the last few days testing that ear. If I stand somebody on that side and they talk to me it’s evidence of not having a clue what they’re saying.
There are lots of potential wisecracks for this sort of thing. But truth be known I’m beginning to find these “minor” complaints just a little bit wearing.