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Can you please tell me if i will damage my ears if i wear hearing protection while playing the drums?
No: Wearing hearing protection will not damage your ears while playing. ...Read more
Is it better to wear over the ear or in ear protection when you have ear tubes and have to wear hearing protection at work?
DB levels: Choose which ever product provides the highest dB protection (and hopefully that one is also the most comfortable!). ...Read more
Not at all!: It's what's inside that count!Get a more detailed answer ›
Ears full: The most common cause of insidious onset of ear fullness with decreased hearing is congestion in your eustachian tube, usually due either to chronic allergies or to a recent cold. There are no really good treatments for this, and generally you just have to wait it out. This condition is usually associated with a feel of pressure, but only in severe cases is their actual ear pain. ...Read more
Possible: Possible but not common. The same thing can happen during a dive. This would be related to leakage of fluid from the inner ear because the oval window or round window have ruptured... A perilymphatic fistula. This is an ENT emergency. Acute hearing loss should always be evaluated... If it is related to nerve injury it may be irreversible if it is not treated quickly. ...Read more
The music in my headphones suddenly came on really loudly on full volume. Will my hearing be affected? My ears sort of hurt afterwords
Turn it down.: If this was a brief event- you will most likely be fine. ...Read more
Would like to know why my ears has become so painful lately. Sharp pains with a sharp noise right after. Trouble hearing from them after.?
Hard to say.: Sharp pain that is short lived is usually not the result of ear infection. The sharp noise is also difficult to evaluate, although these noises may not be originating in the ears. Trouble hearing may be subjective and not truly present. These are the type of symptoms that need professional evaluation by an ENT doctor. ...Read more
Went to rock concert last night that was extremely loud. My ears are still constantly ringing & my hearing diminished by 75%. Will this get better?
Constantly blocked ears, & wet ears and pain every morning for the past year. Some days blocked hearing is substantial & doesn't clear till next day?
Ear issues. : Symptom of black ears and wetness to the ears with pain could be something as simple as allergies, which quite frankly could last all year long. At this point, though, it would be good to have a physician take a look at those ears to confirm or deny. ...Read more
Ears were exposed to very loud sound by my strong headphones and I had pain and reduction of hearing but I feel better now, do I still need to go Dr?
Avoid loud noises: After one episode of exposure to very loud noise, if you feel like your hearing is normal, you probably don't need to see an audiologist. But, the well-known cause of premature reduced hearing is repeated exposure to loud noises, such as loud music, factory work, working around loud engines. Turn down the volume on the headphones and if you get pain, take them off. Give your ears a break to heal. ...Read more
High blood pressure: Normally one doesn't hear their own heartbeat. However sound travels in the direction of (blood) flow & the only way it gets amplified is if there is more. That happens frequently (but not most of the time) with high blood pressure, or hypertension (also known as the silent killer, but perhaps u r lucky it's not silent in your case). See a doctor, get your blood pressure checked during an episode. ...Read more
Let your: treating physician know about this so that it can be further assessed. Take care. ...Read more
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