Ask Frank DaignaultFrank Daignault is recognized as an authority on surf fishing for striped bass. He is the author of six books and hundreds of magazine articles. Frank is a member of the Outdoor Writers of America and lectures throughout the Northeast.
Yes, the wax should be checked. But I have had hearing problems for 25 years. Its only certain pitches. For instance, I cannot hear the coffee pot signal that the brewing is finished; yet, I can hear the faintest gobble a mile away.
I use to see even the slightest movement at 550 yards and with some concentration I could see whatever it was standing absolutely still, like a golf ball. I use to hear very well but not so well that anyone noticed other than when the refrigerator opened. I use to stay up /out late three or four nights in a row without an issue. I use to be 30, now I'm 70 and "use to" is a very common discussion around my house.