My left ear has been ringing today, pretty much all day. I'm very worried about it because over break and last summer this was the precursor to unbearable bouts of vertigo almost every night, building to the point where for large chunks of every day I could barely move.
So today has been a pretty extremely high anxiety day -- not only is the ringing distracting from reading (which I'm behind on) and not only is it making me extra-irritable (which is not great for living with other people) but I basically can't hear people sitting on my left unless I'm paying extra attention and they're speaking very clearly and there's no other sound going on. And in my writing workshop class, tonight, when my story was being critiqued, there was a nonzero number of people on my left.
I may have missed some things, and I'm frustrated by that.