Just had my ears cleaned 2009-11-18 11:54:28 I find this quite funny, given the life-long interest I've had in audio.(warning: it's a bit gross)I had an ear infection in June/July. When it finally cleared (two lots of antibiotic later) and it seemed all the wax and puss and mess had fallen out of my ear, I went back to my GP for a check up. He told me that my "good" ear was 90% blocked by hard wax, and my "bad" ear was not only full of wax, but that a slither of skin had now grown in front of the wax, so he'd have to refer me to a specialist to get it removed.That's where I've been this morning. My ears are now clean, possibly for the first time in my life(!), and it's immediately obvious that I can hear better. High frequency sounds are clearer - the "s"'s and "t"'s in speech sound overly loud.I've just tried a simple tone sweep, and found I can hear up to about 19kHz. Previously (and for a very long time - probably about a decade!) on the same equipment my limit was about 17.5kHz. The weird thing is, I never thought there was anything wrong with my hearing - but it must have been wrong for most of my adult life!I've never really had wax coming out of my ears, and I used to think that this was a good thing! However, it seems it's been building up. The specialist suggested putting some drop of olive oil in every two weeks to help my ears stay healthy, and avoid the build up of wax in future. Oh, and never use cotton buds (which I don't).I dread going home and listening to my stereo - it's either going to sound very good or very bad! Cheers,David.