It runs in the family. One day I woke up and ta-da I had diminished hearing. I do have fluid in my ears but the hearing loss, especially in my right ear is probably permanant. I have taken three rounds of antibotics so far and they have helped some. Now it's time to go to the ENT. I've seen the audiologist. Anyone experience this? I mean, I've talked about it with family members who have it so I can share our history. My husband has a severe hearing loss in both ears, but that is due to his having been on the flightline for ten years in the Air Force. Any feedback helpful. Heh, if 2 is still reading this, she is probably cracking up. Maybe it even made her smile.