What a horriffic 3 or 4 days!!
So I decided to go to ENT 24 hour emergency when the skin on my face and neck started going numb Lol.
When I went outside even listening to birds chirping was sibilant, and I could feel vibrations everywhere, the blocked ear can no longer hear air, but it picks up vibrations like a snake does, for example you turn the tap on in the bathroom and my left hear hears the water gushing, and my right ear hears the pipes in the walls, it's not as interesting as it sounds it's just annoying, I couldn't concentrate on anything for days I just sat in my room, you even lose some sense of balance, if I were to play a sport like soccer I would just have no orientation. I felt like I was wasting time because I wasn't even listening to my new gear, I listened to some stuff with my left ear only and then my right ear would starting ringing anyway so I just gave up, zombified.
On the way to ENT I felt like I had a flu, just weak and unmotivated, I was thinking maybe I had a cold, a blocked ear, and an oncoming ear-infection (never had one so wouldn't know, and haven't had a blocked ear in ~10 years) at the same time.
When I get there a 27 yr old Chinese nurse lady examines me and asks me questions, I just say I have a blocked ear and my head is going numb Lol, she tells me to wait for an hour so then I go across the road and get coffee and a sandwich, about 20 mins later they call me and tell me to come back, so I walk across the road (looking twice for trams since I'm half deaf) and then the chinese lady tells me the doctor is ready.
So I enter the doctors office and she tells me to sit and there's numerous tubes and advanced apparatuses, she pulls out a thin aluminium nozzle with a 2mm opening, which leads to a long plastic tube that goes into the desk, there's a few different tips and a bottle of hydrogen peroxide, I ask her about water spooling and she says that's bad that's putting stuff in your ear, this is taking stuff out.
After the proceedure there were no scorpions or spiders found in my ear, just hard-set wax (impossible to clean with a q-tip, or water) my ear canals are now clinically clean and clear as a bell, I don't think I've had such clean ears in my life, within a few minutes the numbness started to go away, and now I'm 100% back to normal! ALL FIXED, I don't even have a cold anymore.
When I left that place everything souded so loud (has normalised now), perfect, and crystal clear, it was like reality had shifted from 16bit / 44kHz -> 32bit / 216kHz. I may as well start exercising and eating vegetables while I'm at it.
It's not Etymotics fault, it's just that I tried to achieve a deep fit with the ER-4P and pushed hard wax very far up into my ear canal, I was worried about the health of my ear, why it was ringing, and why I started going numb, but the whole story had a simple and happy ending Awwwwww.