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Will bleach in ears damage hearing?

Will bleach in ears damage hearing?

Yes: Bleach is caustic and can damage living tissues including the ear canal and eardrum. ...Read more

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Could inner ear damage be treated with ear drops depending on the degree of damage?

Could inner ear damage be treated with ear drops depending on the degree of damage?

No: Neither inner ear or middle ear infection(intact ear drum) or diseases can be treated with ear drops. Ear drops (probably antibiotic ear drops) can be used as treatment for bacterial infections of the external ear canal and for drainage from the middle ear through a perforation of the drum. ...Read more

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Does bodybuilding/heavyweight (i.E bench press) can cause ear damage/hearing loss?

Does bodybuilding/heavyweight (i.E bench press) can cause ear damage/hearing loss?

Breathing: Careful weight lifting of heavy weights will not injure your ears unless you hold your breath and alter the pressure in your lungs and your ears. Heavy weight lifting is much like diving in that sense. If you hold your breath you risk pressure injury to your lungs and ears. Just pay attention to how everything feels, including joints and muscles, so you don't injure anything and risk a long layoff. ...Read more

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Can a fan a few feet from you to the left blowing air into your left ear cause ear damage? (On lowest setting, breeze)

Can a fan a few feet from you to the left blowing air into your left ear cause ear damage?

(On lowest setting, breeze)

Not likely: Unless your fan is incredibly noisy, it's unlikely that the fan generates enough decibels to contribute to hearing loss. The air current itself, shouldn't create any danger to your ear, unless your fan is incredibly dirty and blowing around dangerous material/pathogens - and this wouldn't be an issue with the fan as so much the hygiene of the environment the fan is in. ...Read more

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I put cold water in my ears with a syringe. The water came out really fast and it was really powerful. Im not in pain though? Are my ears damaged?

I put cold water in my ears with a syringe. The water came out really fast and it was really powerful. Im not in pain though? Are my ears damaged?

Probably not.: If you are not having pain, your hearing is ok and there isn't any bloody discharge from your ears then it is unlikely there was any damage, though you may end up getting a 'swimmer's ear' from it. What prompted you to flush your ears with a syringe? It isn't a wise thing for you to try on your own. See your doctor if you feel your ear canals may be clogged so an exam can be done. ...Read more

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What to do because my ear damage and will I have hearing loss and deafness forever?

What to do because my ear damage and will I have hearing loss and deafness forever?

Non-specific: We would like to help you. But your statement of ear damage is so non-specific that as an otologist (ear doctor), I have no idea what you mean by ear damage. For example, do you have a hole in the ear drum, is a middle ear bone not vibrating, do you have an inner ear problem, vertigo, as I have stated repeatedly on health tap, we need diagnosis before we can help you. ...Read more

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Episodes of vertigo, tinnitus, fullness in ear. OAE showed left ear damage. Now having ABR test. What can ABR determine aside from acoustic neuroma?

Episodes of vertigo, tinnitus, fullness in ear. OAE showed left ear damage. Now having ABR test. What can ABR determine aside from acoustic neuroma?

This test: measures the "connection" between the outside (cochlear) hearing organ and the brain itself! It is used for a number of hearing/balance issues besides acoustic neuroma. You should discuss this question with the Health Care Professional who ordered the test....(good advice for ALL MEDICAL TESTING!) Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more