Lately I've been getting Stu (my partner) to repeat himself a lot. This morning I finally twigged that this has been happening more frequently
Me: Is my hearing getting worse?
Stu: (exasperated) YES!!
Ooops. So today when the batteries died (at work) I grabbed a screen cleaner wipe, opened up everything I could...then saw how filthy it was in the microphone area. So cleaned that up and put it back on and VOILA!!! OMG, the difference is amazing, I can hear all the little things again!!
I emailed Stu and told him it was dirt covering the microphone and he was very happy, LOL
So should clean that more often :P This explains why I've been turning up the volume just to hear normal convos, lol
Screen wipes are awesome :)