She also held a tuning fork to my forehead. I couldn't tell if I was hearing or feeling it. Beside my right ear and behind it I could hear it normally. Beside my left ear the vibration hurt enough to make me flinch*, and behind my left ear I couldn't hear anything.
The verdict - yes, my ear's a bit fucked and they still don't know why. I now have to have an MRI to rule out
All of which led to me going "OK put me on the waiting list for this MRI since the $500 it'll cost seems extravagant given my 10% chance of actually getting improved hearing from it." Yeah, most of this kind of sensorineural hearing loss happens for no apparent reason and can't be fixed.
So in about 18 months I'll be posting pics of my absorbed twin. Meanwhile, keep your damn tuning forks away from my ears!
*Apparently this is normal - certain frequencies create more scrambled messages than others, to the point where it hurts. Sadly, some people's voices do this too.