I saw the specialist today and I described the sounds. He said something like, "Yup, that might happen, let's see here..." He removed my stitches and it wasn't painful. The worst part felt just like I was poked by a needle, so no big deal. He proceeded to insert some drops into my hear and he used his suctioning tool quite a bit. I asked him, "How do you not suction out the skin graft" and he told me that he was working quite far from the eardrum, in the ear canal. He was suctioning out some of the 'packing'. As soon as he was done, I heard better instantly. Not perfect, but much better and I would say about 50% now.
The doctor looked in my ear for a while and told me that everything was looking great. He said the skin graft was positioned right on, and he told me to continue using the antibiotic drops he gave me twice a day and to still take it easy. By this, he now means no heavy lifting, no holding sneezes in, no bending straight down, etc.
I have been going to work for a few days now and today my co-workers kept making me laugh. I was trying not to laugh hard as I could hear weird sounds when I did it, and I was afraid that it could move my skin graft. Yet, everything is well, so laughing a little was OK to do :)
I am pretty happy today for the first time since the surgery. I think everything is going to be fine. I asked the doctor if I could see what he removed from my ear and he pointed to a little table. I actually got to take a photo of it with my phone, so here it is: