look on the bright side, at least you won't have to listen to your neighbours!
Seriously, the loss of hearing is probably just due to the wax unblocking slowly. It should only be temporary, although your ears may feel a little bit worse at first until it all clears out. If not, call your pharmacist or doctor and I am sure they can help.
The other posters are right though about having a doctor flush out your ears if you really want to clear the problem up.
[This message has been edited by gem2000 (edited 11-29-2002).]