Sometimes when I’m on the phone, my ear goes ‘thump thump’ when the other person speaks. It’s something to do with my eardrum getting hit oddly when I hear certain noises at a specific level. Dad has said he hears it too, on the phone. Before today, it only ever happened while I was on the phone. At the conference call today, it seemed like everyone was shouting. Even when I covered my ears, everyone was still too loud for me.
I wonder if it’s because my coworkers are all twenty years older than me (minimum) that they feel the need to speak so loudly. My ear thumped while people spoke today toward the beginning of the meeting. I couldn’t believe it was happening in person. It feels like I’m going to go deaf if I stay around this noise level, or if I talk on the phone with my right ear exclusively (which I’ve been trying to avoid).
It’s freaking me out. I’m 27. I’ve never used ear buds (unlike the majority of my college buddies). I’ve only ever been to a handful of concerts. My ears should still be in good shape, right?
I feel compelled to point out that it’s 12:25am, I have the day off tomorrow, and it’s past my bedtime. Maybe I’m older than I thought…