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Troubles hearing?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Halifaxsoundguy, May 8, 2008.

  1. Halifaxsoundguy

    Halifaxsoundguy Active Member

    I just hit play on my itunes. And everything sounds bass heavy and out of phase in my ears. I also get an uncomfortable pushing feeling in my ears.

    I have a slight sore throat that has appeared within the last hour. I don't think they are connected.

    Its weird, should I see an audiologist or wait a couple days? Any ideas? Stress?
  2. Halifaxsoundguy

    Halifaxsoundguy Active Member

    My ears feel like their plugging up.
  3. natural

    natural Active Member

    could be anything from a cold to a brain tumor.
    although, don't rule out High blood pressure.

  4. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    Press Pause/Stop is my first advice.

    Poke a screwdriver in each ear and check the eardrum is still intact. Then do it again to check you never broke it the first time.
  5. Halifaxsoundguy

    Halifaxsoundguy Active Member

    Maybe I'm thinking to much and this is the side-effect. I smell smoke too!
  6. Space

    Space Well-Known Member

    Isn't ear, throat and nose related information handled in the Vocal Booth :)
  7. Sheehan-J

    Sheehan-J Guest

    sounds like a sinus issue to me... sounds like... get it?

    ha, but seriously do you have allergies? It could be a cold coming on and I think a decongestant would help your situation.

    Good Luck!
  8. Halifaxsoundguy

    Halifaxsoundguy Active Member

    i'll try some allergy medication. Its day 2 and the discomfort is still there, but no sore throat.
  9. niclaus

    niclaus Active Member

    well, the thing to do would be to go to a doctor pretty fast...
    I had something like that a couple of years ago, and it was just some sinus troubles.
    The guy gave me a nose spray and everything got back to normal in a few hours.
    But to be able to get a appointment with an ear doctor, you'll have to explain to him that you really need your ears, for work... If he's a good guy, he should take you pretty fast.
  10. BrianaW

    BrianaW Active Member

    I had something like that happen once as well. you know how once in awhile your hearing will just drop out in one ear and you feel a pressure and it starts to ring? Then it slowly goes back to normal only lasting a few seconds. Well, this time it didn't go back to normal. It lasted for about 3 or 4 hours before I went to the emergency room (just to be safe). I was freaking out a little bit, but the doc said it was a sinus infection, gave me some antibiotics and I was on my way.

    Check for swollen glands on your neck under your jaw. It's probably just a sinus problem. Try taking a hot shower for the steam or drink some medicine.
  11. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    Oh hell, I have a gland or something under my jaw that plays up sometimes. Hasn't recently though so I can't remember any effect on my hearing. Tends to bring a sore throat or something as well...
  12. BrianaW

    BrianaW Active Member

    Yup, that's the gland. :) Swollen glands mean infection of some sort, usually coupled with a sore throat and/or sinus probs. Could be coming from your gums/teeth... anything. It's probably just fluid. If it doesn't go away get a broad spectrum antibiotic from your PCP.

    Ever heard of ear candles? They clean your ears by way of creating a vacuum and they work really well, I use them from time to time. Oh, and eating something with a lot of cocktail sauce can do wonders for your sinuses.
  13. Kapt.Krunch

    Kapt.Krunch Well-Known Member

    EAR CANDLES? :shock:

    I wanna get the wax OUT, not drip more IN! :p

    BTW, I was having a bit of troubles the past year or so with my left ear fading in and out. I KNEW it wasn't ruined, because it would come back, despite what the doc said. Felt like something inside the eardrum.

    Moved from Denver to the flatlands...and it's cleared up more often, and only occasionally wigs out during rapid barometric pressure change periods. Maybe I need my inner head vacuumed out?

  14. bent

    bent No Bad Vibes! Well-Known Member

    I've used ear candles before, not really a noticeable difference when I was done...

    Some of my friends swear by them, though.
  15. Space

    Space Well-Known Member

    I don't like ear candles much.

    Maybe it's the fear of burning my hair.
  16. Halifaxsoundguy

    Halifaxsoundguy Active Member

    Shrek can make ear candles, are these the ones were talking about?

    I took a decongestant and got results, I just sat in the tub for a bit and life went back to normal.

    I feel it there now, but at least now I can hear in-phase in stereo.
  17. Halifaxsoundguy

    Halifaxsoundguy Active Member

    All better. Congestion caused it.

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