See your GP or a private professional about sudden changes to your hearing.
Suffering from a hearing disability is nowhere near as serious in terms of being life-threatening - unless you are crossing the road without looking and get run over by a bus!
Either way there is a positive outcome from being seen by a professional.
If you have your hearing checked and it turns out to be a build up of wax, your doctor or private hearing aid audiologist can recommend an ear hygiene regime to reduce it. Odds are that your hearing may improve.
Alternatively, if you do have a measurable and treatable hearing impairment - whether through excess smoking, a childhood illness, or simply by the ageing process - this could be addressed and improved by hearing aids in many cases.
Hearing assessments are freely available with the NHS, and equally free privately at your local hearing centre
In either case there is no price to pay for peace of mind.
Your GP can check your hearing as well as advise you on how stop smoking. But if you feel that your hearing loss is your main concern, you may wish to address that immediately and free of charge, privately, by calling the above number.
A registered hearing aid audiologist from bloom™ hearing specialists will able to fit you in for a free check at short notice - wherever you live in England & Wales.There is also no call out charge for home visits.
Something else that is rather special abour bloom™ hearing.