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Questions tagged [ear]

Questions pertaining to the organ of hearing and balance in humans and other vertebrates.

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Is there a medical treatement for cleaning the nasal passages deeply?

Is there a way for cleaning the nasal passages deeply? I am asking about a safe medical treatement that can clean the sinuses deeply until the ears and up to the passages connecting the sinuses with ...
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Can scopolamine really be given through the ear?

As you might have seen theres a new facebook post going around about a 22 year old women who was drugged in a mall. Supposedly a group of men had 'blown a substance in her ear' and she nearly passed ...
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Can induced deafness cure tinnitus

Some forms of tinnitus are caused by damage to the microscopic hairs in the inner ear, that, once damaged, can send electrical signals that cause the ringing sound. So wouldn't that mean that just ...
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Meatus acusticus externus

I have a question referring to the external auditory canal. Is the convex bending of the auditory canal usually strong enough, that any object (like a water jet or something) can not directly hit the ...
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How to properly clean a silicone earplug?

How to properly clean silicone earplugs? Either sleep silicone earplugs, which are 100% made of silicone, or custom-fitted flat-response attenuators, which contains a removable, partly metallic filter ...
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Fish bone stuck in my throat [closed]

I ate fish at lunch yesterday, kinda felt something in my throat, i assumed it'd go away. Later i started feeling like something is definitely there. I tried looking for it using but couldn't see it. ...
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Can ear cancer occur?

I often hear cancers of skin, glands, eye and other organs. Is there an ear cancer?
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Will flying potentially damage my ears further?

Some Context... A couple years ago my friend shouted into my ear very loud at a concert (stupid move, but I guess he just wasn't thinking), and ever since, it has been prone to getting blocked and is ...
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What is the effect of sound frequency on hearing?

We all know that humans can tolerate lower frequencies at high volumes better than higher frequencies. In fact, for particularly low frequencies, high SPL is needed just for it to be audible. What’s ...
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Can ear wax cause nasal congestion?

I read that blocked middle ear/Eustachian tubes can cause nasal congestion as they are connected up to the back of the ear drum, yet flushing these out with salt mixed with water has no effect. So ...
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Ringing in ears

Can somebody tell me, what's that ringing sound in the ears which prevails even when somebody is in quiet surroundings? Is that sound real or just created by our brain due to some sort of ...
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Is skydiving from 4km dangerous for people who suffer from ear pain in planes?

Sometimes, specially if I have nasal congestion, because of a cold or hayfever, I have ear pain when landing. I also had problems with equalizing the one time I did scuba diving, last year. Some ...
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What can extreme tinitis and other ear problems be related to?

I am desperate for some kind of help with this. I have a very frustrating inner ear condition which has changed over a few years, becoming seemingly more serious. Having heard many possible causes ...
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Should I worry about the clicking noise in my ear? [closed]

My right ear has a clicking noise and the eardrum looks cloudy compared to the left eardrum. I have no problems hearing or anythings like that, but when my heart rate go up the clicking noise seem to ...
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Are cotton ear cleaners safe to clean the ear wax?

Wax is build in my ear and I want to clean my ear. So, I want to ask that are cotton ear cleaners safe to clean the ear wax ?
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Music/Sounds sound different after a night out

I'm wondering what's causing the following issue: After a night out to the club (where music is loud) and getting drunk with friends it seems the next day when I wake up that sounds that I know (for ...
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How to open my partially closed ear?

Some weeks back, my left ear was closed partially when I woke up in the morning.Now I hear less from that ear. What could have happed to my ear? Is there any way to open it?
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How to clean ears with hydrogen peroxide?

What methods are to clean ears with hydrogen peroxide effectively? And is it safe?
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If your brain tells you that you hear ringing in you ears, tininitus, why is it so difficult to tell it to stop?

Why is it that some people have tinnitus and some don't. Sometimes I feel like I'm so isolated because of the noise in my head. I can't make it stop and it's difficult to push through so I can hear.
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Hearing some kind of screeching sound. Is it (not) normal? [closed]

Once in a while I hear some sort of screeching sound, sort of like that unpleasant sound heard when you scratch a sharp object against a chalkboard. Whenever I hear the sound, its sort of in a low ...
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Certain stimulus causes uncomfortable sensation in left ear [closed]

For at least the past 3 years, certain stimulus has been causing an uncomfortable sensation in my left ear. The stimulus can be one of two things: Relatively high-pitched sounds such as a raised ...
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I'm not sure, but might have something stuck in my ear [closed]

Since Sunday, My right ear feels like something is lodged in it, but only seems to be in bed. What can I do to confirm it, and what can I actually do? Note- I'm Only 16, And I've already checked my ...
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Health effects of wearing ear plugs at night, ear phones during the day

I've just realised I wear ear plugs whilst im asleep (~8 hours) and then go to work and wear ear phones all day (~8->12 hours) which means there are only about 4->8 hours a day I don't have something ...
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What can cause mild irritation in my outer ear besides swimming?

I just have really mild itchiness and I noticed it hurt when I tried to scratch my ear. It is nothing severe but I don't want it to become severe. I have not swum recently. I don't know if it matters ...
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Effect of Debrox with tubes in ears as a child?

I'm on my second application of Debrox, which says "Ask a doctor before use if you have a perforation (hole) of the eardrum". But I just now made the association, that I believe I had tubes in my ...
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How much music listening is harmless using earphones?

With Smart phones, we can always be connected and can consume media both Audio and video, almost all day without any interruption. Generally, when people listen to music, its always with earphones ...
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Left Ear Numb for over 24 hours [closed]

Today I had a very important exam, so I was studying late last night. I was so sleepy that at one point I just fell asleep for 15 - 20 minutes with my head back on the chair (the chair's back is lower ...
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What can I do to protect myself against Labyrinthitis recurral? [closed]

I recently suffered an extreme, but luckily short bout of Labyrinthitis and as described in that Wikipedia page, the doctor did not diagnose the cause, nor try and treat the underlying problem, but ...
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Can flying while an eardrum perforation due to barotrauma is healing cause further damage?

I was recently (around 6 weeks ago) on a short return flight from France. During the descent, my left eardrum ruptured when the cabin pressure equalised (which was noticed by a nurse directly ...
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Why are antibiotics and ear tubes the primary treatment for chronic ear infections rather than improving normal drainage through the Eustachian tube? [closed]

Ear infections are not contagious, and most resolve without antibiotics. There are risks inherent with excessive antibiotic use as well as many allergies and negative side effects. Ear tubes require ...
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Perforated Eardrum Issue

A few weeks ago while I was swimming, a wave crashed into my left ear and it felt like there was water in my ear. Later, that day while I was cleaning my nose, I realized air goes out. It can hear as ...
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Can “Waterproof Swim Cap” be good for people with ear infections?

OK, I have an ear infection. The doctor says that I should not allow any water to go into my ears. However, I want to swim, but I don't want any water (even a tiny drop of water) go into my ears. So, ...