Or more aptly - a state of non-hearing.
A short while ago I conjectured was I getting hearing problems through a wax build or was it because I work for many hours in the presence of washing machines and tumble driers in a small space.
I have to inform you as far as I am able to tell I am going deaf, another problem inherited from my mother.
On the down side, there is no point in getting the PS3 I was looking forward to getting at the end of the month :(
On the up side, at least I won't have to listen to the stupid rows of the family next door and the money saved from not getting a PS3 I can put to a new laptop; which I do need.