After 30 years of horrible earaches and partial deafness, Stephen Hirst's ordeal is over. Doctors finally (after dozens and dozens of exams) have found the cause of his torment: he had a TOOTH in his EAR!! It apparently became lodged in his ear canal when he was a little boy. He must have placed it under his pillow in hopes the tooth fairly would leave him a reward. And somehow it became lodged in his ear canal. Hope the tooth fairly left him a bundle of money for all of his pain and suffering!