So this might sound strange to some but I went to the gym today to try to get back to my old routines as we'd all like to I'm sure. The music was of course too loud so I popped in my earbuds (no music)to take some of the edge off and I think they did. Sadly while I was hitting the heavy bag something scraped up against my ear and made a grating sound within the ear bud. So basically I went from feeling pretty good to freaking out worrying if I damaged myself as I'm now dealing with a spike though I may just be letting my nerves get the better of me. Really didn't need this today.