View Full Version : I can barely hear, especially in my left ear.


redbreegull
11-10-2008, 02:21 PM
For the past week. I got really sick and my sinuses went nuts and my ears got really clogged. Now I feel almost completely better but the pressure in my ears never subsided at all. The doctor told me there was nothing wrong with me and it was probably just sinus pressure clogging me up and that it would drain eventually. But a fucking week has gone by. Yesterday my ear actually cleared a bit when I yawned but the pressure returned almost immediately. Has this ever happened to anyone else?

Hate the Hater
11-10-2008, 02:23 PM
Post a picture of the magnet.

http://forums.netphoria.org/general-chat-message-board/163548-petition-ban-redbreegull-failing-post-photo-moose-elk-magnet.html

redbreegull
11-10-2008, 02:26 PM
Post a picture of the magnet.

http://forums.netphoria.org/general-chat-message-board/163548-petition-ban-redbreegull-failing-post-photo-moose-elk-magnet.html

Fine, I'll fucking go get it right fucking now.

redbreegull
11-10-2008, 02:30 PM
Fuck, it disappeared out my car. God damnit.

tcm
11-10-2008, 02:32 PM
moose magnet's curse. forget what the doctor tells you. what you need is a witch doctor.

Hate the Hater
11-10-2008, 02:36 PM
http://www.georgeledger.co.uk/images/people/Amazon%20Witch%20Doctor%20A4.jpg

Hate the Hater
11-10-2008, 02:37 PM
Fuck, it disappeared out my car. God damnit.

:rolleyes:

Ol' Couch Ass
11-10-2008, 03:12 PM
Tell me lies
Tell me sweet little lies
(tell me lies, tell me, tell me lies)
Oh, no, no you cant disguise
(you cant disguise, no you cant disguise)
Tell me lies
Tell me sweet little lies

pale blue eyes
11-10-2008, 04:10 PM
I had something similar happen when I was in high school. My left eardrum ended up bursting and I couldn't walk straight for a week.

wHATcOLOR
11-10-2008, 04:23 PM
it literally burst? what happened then? (medical treatment, etc.)

pale blue eyes
11-10-2008, 06:00 PM
Well, that is the term they used. I am not sure what exactly that entailed but I just remember taking some medicine for like two weeks and that my equilibrium took a week to totally come back. It was weird. I think my sinuses just got too clogged and and the pressure was somehow relieved by whatever happened in my ear. I don't think it did any damage to my hearing or anything though.

wHATcOLOR
11-10-2008, 06:08 PM
uh, no one said anything to you, i think your hearing may be going haywire

TheMilstead
11-10-2008, 06:09 PM
Fuck, it disappeared out my car. God damnit.

Liar!

Also, when my ears get like that, I pinch my nose and blow. Works better than yawning.

JUnderscore
11-10-2008, 09:51 PM
http://www.weblo.com/asset_images/large/461c9a590dec5.jpg

Sonic Johnny
11-10-2008, 10:38 PM
I can barely hear in my right ear. But thats cause i didn't wear earplugs to slayer. let this be a lesson to you all.

Thaniel Buckner
11-10-2008, 10:48 PM
were you like on the front row.

sickbadthing
11-10-2008, 10:52 PM
he was IN the amps dude

Thaniel Buckner
11-10-2008, 10:59 PM
the place we rehearse is a 10x20 storage unit. 2 marshall fullstacks and an svt fridge with a drummer who breaks ride cymbals. we haven't played together in 2 days and my tinnitus is louder than the 10 lane highway i live next to.

Skradgee
11-10-2008, 11:14 PM
Yes! I just barely got over the worst ear infection of my life. I'm gong back to the ear doctor tomorrow for one last check-up before I try to fly or go swimming again.

Try 12-hour Sudafed...ask for the real stuff behind the counter at the pharmacy. That seemed to help my eustachin tube drain and clear out. Drink a lot of water. I had trouble with my right ear...I was very nervous about not having my full hearing for more than a month, but eventually it came back. Good luck.

duovamp
11-10-2008, 11:19 PM
the place we rehearse is a 10x20 storage unit. 2 marshall fullstacks and an svt fridge with a drummer who breaks ride cymbals. we haven't played together in 2 days and my tinnitus is louder than the 10 lane highway i live next to.

^ Damn. With my current drummer, every time we practice I have to use earplugs. Back in high school I could deal with it, but now it's not worth it. Do you use earplugs and still get that awful ring?

Thaniel Buckner
11-10-2008, 11:23 PM
quite honestly it rarely occurs to me to wear earplugs.

i should really take a different approach to this rapidly increasing problem.

Gish08
11-10-2008, 11:25 PM
Your ear is clogged, hence being the reason why you felt some of the fluid pushing outward as you yawned. If your doctor was smart he'd prescribe you with a decongestant and possibly antibacterial drug (if there's an infection; but at the very least, a decongestant). I'd ask. Also, he'd do a thorough cleaning of your ear. Honestly, you should go to the nearby ear/nose/throat specialist instead of just your plain old doctor. They'll understand a bit more. Sometimes fluid can get shoved back there for no reason, other times it's because your ear has become inflamed and basically infected, and that's keeping the stuff from coming out.

Waiting it out the old fashioned way can take a long, long time to go away, so you have to prepare for the worst if you decide that's best for you. Always put cotton in your ear when you bathe or do anything where water can get close to/in your ear. No exceptions. Keep it covered, always. And when the symptoms finally go away, continue to keep it covered as the ear is a very sensitive thing. Even after going to a specialist, do this. For months. I'm not kidding. It took me like a year/year and a half after my couple ear infections to be able to shower without cotton in my ears again. That's how easily your ears can get irritated again after an infection.

As much as you may be tempted to, don't use q-tips. Period.

If you want to try and clean out your ear, go to the drug store and get a syringe thing for it. In a small cup, fill half with distilled vinegar, half with water, and then put a little bit of rubbing alcohol in it (but not a lot, be careful.) Suck the mixture into the syringe. Hold your ear lobe over the bath tub and squirt it in at full blast. It should, at the very least, ease some of the irritation and promote draining of the fluid in your ears.

duovamp
11-10-2008, 11:25 PM
quite honestly it rarely occurs to me to wear earplugs.

i should really take a different approach to this rapidly increasing problem.
:erm:
Invest in some 'plugs, bro!

Shallowed
11-10-2008, 11:54 PM
Has anybody heard of ear candles?

redbreegull
11-11-2008, 12:40 AM
Has anybody heard of ear candles?

lol yeah.

The doctor actually did look in my ears pretty good, she said I had no signs of any sort of bacterial infection. I tried the pinching the nose and blowing thing, I think it helped me hear Mark Kozelek a bit better at the show tonight. The first few times I did it I could hear fluid or something rattling around in my left ear. I don't hear it anymore so maybe I finally unclogged it to the point where it is draining by itself.

In other news my dad may have taken the deer magnet out of my car, I have to ask him.

redbull
11-11-2008, 02:23 AM
GOT HER TOES DONE UP WITH A FINGERNAIL SPECIAL, GOT HER TOES DONE UP WITH A FINGERNAIL SPECIAL, GOT HER TOES DONE UP WITH A FINGERNAIL SPECIAL, GOT HER TOES DONE UP WITH A FINGERNAIL SPECIAL,

JUnderscore
11-11-2008, 02:34 AM
Has anybody heard of ear candles?

I have heard of ear candles. Gross.
http://bp1.blogger.com/_Yrj0q36x1dA/R6KqP6H6FHI/AAAAAAAAA_o/7vVsxdPMHGs/s400/shrek.jpg

ChristHimself!
11-11-2008, 05:29 AM
Also, when my ears get like that, I pinch my nose and blow. Works better than yawning.

total myth! it makes your ears fucking pop more!

Ever
11-11-2008, 05:44 AM
I pinch nose and suck in :S