ringing/hearing-loss in right ear...HELP!!!
Posted 13 September 2004 - 04:16 PM
all i can think of is maybe i have a blockage of ear-wax (when my mom was a kid she had to get a chunk of ear wax removed by a doctor ). i mostly sleep on my left side so maybe when i sleep the wax just oozes down my right ear. i clean my ears with q-tips every day so i dont know what the deal is.
any other ideas?
should i see a doctor?
Posted 13 September 2004 - 04:31 PM
YOu could have also damaged them with loud music or maybe you dug too deep with your Q-Tip and damaged the drum or something else int he canal.
Posted 13 September 2004 - 05:24 PM
i think i can rule out loud noise and ear infection as causes... there's no pain involved and i havent been listening to any loud music. the strange thing is that its only in one ear and i just noticed this last night while i was studying. in fact, ive been studying almost non-stop for the past two days (exam is tomorrow). maybe too much studying is to blame
im always careful with q-tips and i never go too deep so im pretty sure that's not the cause either.
maybe a spider crawled up my ear and died in there
Posted 13 September 2004 - 05:45 PM
Loads of people get it, it's not at all rare - I have it myself, on occasion, in a mild form. Annoying though it is, there's nothing you can do about it (I don't think?).
Posted 14 September 2004 - 02:04 AM
i found some potential causes at:
-- buildup of wax (that was my first guess)
-- Temporary tinnitus can also results from loose ear hair or a fragment from a recent haircut. They get deposited close to the ear drum, vibrate and create thunderous notes (i just got a haircut last week and the trimmer always leaves pieces of hair in my ear)
-- For reasons not yet entirely clear to researchers, stress seems to worsen tinnitus (ive been studying all weekend for an exam tomorrow).
i hope its just a piece of hair... i guess it would just break down over time. i really hope this is temporary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
thanks for helping me cynic and blackbird!!!!!
Posted 14 September 2004 - 07:26 PM
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Posted 14 September 2004 - 10:15 PM
i can tell its gotten better because when i brush my hand against the ear i can hear the scraping sound much better (yesterday it was very muted). i can also tell by plugging my left ear (the good ear) and snapping my fingers by my right ear... it sounds louder than it did yesterday. i would say its about a 50% improvement from yesterday. i took my exam this morning (molecular genetics, ugh) so i should be less stressed out now and i'll be sure to get a full night's sleep tonight (i got about 8 hours of sleep in the past two nights).
blackbird, i really think it is a piece of hair causing this. i got a haircut last week and i specifically remember seeing bits of hair in my ear... maybe when using a q-tip i pushed a piece of hair deeper into the ear. im a little worried that draining my ear with a hot liquid could do more harm than good... hopefully, my ear is capable of dealing with this on its own.
thanks for the help, guys!!!!!
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Posted 26 December 2004 - 12:11 PM
also... <---thats what i look like sometimes. how do i lessen my red face?[QUOTE]"friends are shady"
Posted 26 December 2004 - 08:40 PM
anyway, here's what happened... i had SSHL (sudden sensorineural hearing loss). i went completely deaf in my right ear for no apparent reason. i went on high dose prednisone for a while and got my base and mid-frequency hearing back. i've lost my treble in my right ear and will probably never get it back again. i also have constant tinnitus in my ear but i dont let it bother me. the prednisone (steriod) screwed up my face for a bit, but at the time it was the least of my concerns.
moral of story: nobody is in control of their life. fucked up shit can happen to you at any time for any reason. so just keep living, and try to enjoy life as much as you can.
what? more update you say?
ok, well right now i still have some acne, but i seem to be doing well now that im on my second tube of differin gel. my routine these days is just a few warm splashes of water at night followed by differin gel. in the morning i shower, shave with aveeno shave gel and gillette sensor excel blades, wash with kiehl's gentle foaming facial cleanser and i only apply the ittybittiest amount of skintactix moisturizer.
i dissappeared from this board when it was getting updated and i couldn't log in for a week. i realized how obsessive i was getting on these boards and decided to focus on other shiznit instead. i was just strolling by today in case some miracle acne cure popped up on the scene. ahhh well.
Posted 26 December 2004 - 08:45 PM
oh yeah... no i do not take accutane... and thankfully i still have two ears
im gonna check into that though, becasue differin is a retinoid just like accutane. shit, who knows what the cause was... SSHL is pretty much a mystery right now.
Posted 26 December 2004 - 09:09 PM