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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    Yep as the title says today I am half deaf. It's really weird. All I did was went swimming Sunday night with my friends and did a few flips under the water. And now I am half deaf sad

    My husband checked out my ears and my ear drum is fine, no holes or anything. It's so weird being half deaf. Anyone else ever have this happen to them?

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      Kadmielsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      this is why we are only allowd to repeat half of what we hear smile

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        Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        lol

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          Anti-Valentineposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I've got a joke about this.

          Why do women have double the word count per day that men do?

          Because they have to repeat everything!

          This is true for my dad anyway.

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            Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            LMAO that's funny Anti

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    Yes, my doctor used a Kirby and then put in a tube.

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    put in a tube? Used a Kirby? you're gonna have to tell me more.

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    TamCorposted 7 years ago

    I would guess earwax buildup--I've had that happen many times, unfortunately.

    It just needs flushed out.  First time, I went to the doctor, but after that, I just did it myself.

    You can buy earwax remover, like Debrox, or Murine, I believe.  I usually use sweet oil, a few drops in the ear to soften the wax, then I flush it out with hydrogen peroxide, using a small bulb syringe.

    Sometimes you have to do it several times a day, for a few days, but it always works for me!

    Just be careful not to force the peroxide in really hard--gentle squeezes will usually do the job!

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    Thanks Tam but he checked and it's not ear wax.

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    rednckwmnposted 7 years ago

    half deaf stinks...the only time it happend to me after swimming, it turmned into an ear infection so bad ....go to the Dr.,  if hthat isnt an option try the stuff for swimmers ear.It gets all foamy and hot, and then you feel better. I forget what it scalled, but you can get it at most any drug store. good luck!

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    oooo I hope it's not a stupid ear infection. Thanks rednckwomn...I'll definitely check it out. I'll be calling the doc today too.

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      rednckwmnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      thats good. It is prolly not an ear infection. all I meant was, it can turn into one.

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    sad no ear infection no! lol I will get my arse moving on it so it doesn't become one.

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    LOL, he used a vacuum to suck out the water that would not drain thru the auditory canal that leads down to your throat. then he put in a tube to drain it. I just say he used a Kirby cause that's what it felt like and when it opened it froze my tonsils.

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      rednckwmnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I had an abcess on my tonsil once....

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    ew it froze your tonsils? no no no no I'll try the other ways before I go that route...ew ew ew ew ew ew

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    Well, ya want your hearing back? hehe good luck now.

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    thanks ralwus...you scared me now lmao I blame you! ;lol:

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    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    Put a few drops of rubbing alcohol or cheap vodka in your ear. It sounds like you have some water in there and the alcohol will dry it out.

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      Pearldiverposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That's an innovative and Cheap Way to get Drunk! lol

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    thanks Irohner I'll have to try that smile appreciate the help peeps!

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    Just did the rubbing alcohol in the ear and OMG it tickled and was coooold. lol but nope didn't work sad Maybe I need to leave it in longer?

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      lrohnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yup.

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        rednckwmnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Or maybe wait a litel longer for results. My second daughter jsut had something like this happen, and didnt relly notice any difference till the next day.

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          Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I'll do it again later on and then wait for tomorrow...I hope it goes away and my right ear stops compensating...lol

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            rednckwmnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I know it's off the subject, but isn't it funny how your body compensates like that? Like, you dont even have to think about it, it just happens.

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              Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Yea it is funny...and weird lol...but I hate it because now everything is extra loud. sad lmao i'm going to go deaf soon I swear! hahaha

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                rednckwmnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                My husband really is going deaf. It took me about a year, to figure out he asnt just ignoring me.(all the time..) He truly didnt hear me. Its awful!!! I do hope youll go to your Dr. Is it a millitary Dr. ?

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                  Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  No thankfully I can go to a Dr CLOSER to where I live unlike my hubby who has to go to the nearest military dr office which just happens to be close to the LAX lmao I have to call and get a doctor...ugh it's such a pain dealing with them because they give al ist and then a lot of times those doctors aren't even in the area. go figure!

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                    rednckwmnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    Well, glad its closer. Lists suck. Hope you get some results soon.  smile

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          Lisa HWposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          This reminds me of my late father-in-law.  He always had an "ear thing", and that man was always dumping one thing or another into that ear.  lol  He had some weird stuff called, "King of the World"  lol   That was one of his favorites.   Whatever he dumped in, though, never worked.  I'd think, since you can pin it to swimming, it will probably clear up on its own.

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    lol pearldriver. naw just helping me out with my ear issues

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    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    Before you poke anything smaller than your elbow into your ears... If you wish to naturally drain them after swimming.. then you lie down on your side and lay your head flat to the bed (not a pillow).
    Stay there for 15 mins and then do the other side.

    If that doesn't work for you... then use your elbow or get them professionally syringed.

  18. Anti-Valentine profile image93
    Anti-Valentineposted 7 years ago

    At least you'll still be able to chat to people on the forums even if you're deaf, or half-deaf. smile

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      Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lmao Anti vert true but ugh it's annoying being half deaf...I'm not FULLY deaf in the left ear it's hard to explain but it bugs the *beep* outa me. sad

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      Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah, a couple of them are at least half dumb so it should be a good fit.

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    It's like my right ear is trying to compensate for my left and everything is louder in my right. my poor ear drum is overworking lol

  20. Anti-Valentine profile image93
    Anti-Valentineposted 7 years ago

    Like you? wink



    I've got a problem with my hearing as well. It comes and goes, and it started earlier this year. Tinnitus, I think. I got it after a loud noise, and my left ear hurt quite a bit.

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      Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      oooo Anti! You need to get it checked out.

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    Anti-Valentineposted 7 years ago

    Aah, it's not that bad. In fact I was at the doctor the other day, and I didn't even bother to bring it up. I was sick- been coughing for like two months.

    I'm so sick Crazdwriter. sad

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      Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      No not our Anti *HUGS*

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      rednckwmnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      sad Sorry your sick. I got a cold about a week ago, second one this  year, and I even quit smoking!!!!! But the thing is, my ears have been all plugged up and Ive been coughing alot. What did you Dr say? Are you ok?

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    Anti-Valentineposted 7 years ago

    Just the usual. It's winter where I am, but it'll be spring soon, and then it's hay fever season!

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      Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      No fun Anti no fun at all

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      rednckwmnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      wel, its fall here, some hay fever still, and flu season is right around the corner!!! It never ends, huh?

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    Anti-Valentineposted 7 years ago

    Never. Then there's summer, and you've got heat exhaustion. Autumn, or fall, is my favourite season, probably. My birthday is right at the beginning of the season.

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    Anti-Valentineposted 7 years ago

    I thought you'd like it, seeing as I've seen you going on about how you HATE men! lol Just playing!

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      Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      *thhhhhhhhhpppppppppppp* lol

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    "King of the World"? lol that sounds intersting Lisa. and yea it is starting to go away. I'm acutally going to use the rubbing alcohol one more time before bed and then be done smile

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    GRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My hearing was doing just fine last night after I did the whole rubbing alcohol...well actually I used hydrogen poroxide solution.

    And I woke up back to being half deaf sad

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    readytoescapeposted 7 years ago

    at least you slept.....been sipping the scotch?

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    lol oh boy here comes the drinking again lmao
    I actually had a glass of wine last night with my dinner. smile
    and yes I did sleep but it would be better if i knew what the *beep* is going on with my ear. sad

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    readytoescapeposted 7 years ago

    Remove the wine cork

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    LMAO if it were only that easy it would be great but it isn't...went swimming and then my ear went half deaf yesterday and again today...I guess I'll have to call the doctor and make an appointment.

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    readytoescapeposted 7 years ago

    if you leave it on the pillow it can get stuck in your ear. had a nasty problem with an ice cube once

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    readytoescapeposted 7 years ago

    and a Doctor too, appears she didnt have a sense of humor,
    remember when i got slapped by the dog.......there ya go!

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    lol readytoescape you are too funny.

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    readytoescapeposted 7 years ago

    thank you for the compliment. I learned from my mom you are what you eat (drink) evidently scotch gives you a different perspective.

    sometimes from the floor up

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    ouch I just pictured a personf alling flat on their face. owie! lol

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    Anti-Valentineposted 7 years ago

    Or flat on their back.

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    Very true Anti lol

    well now my hearing is coming back in my left ear. UGH!

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    Anti-Valentineposted 7 years ago

    I'll laugh if the hearing goes in your right ear now! lol

    Sorry.

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    Trust me I would be laughing too. and then groaning in aggrivation lol...wait nope hearing gone again in left ear sad

  40. Anti-Valentine profile image93
    Anti-Valentineposted 7 years ago

    Shame. How did this happen again? I can't remember, and I don't want to go through all the pages again. smile

    Ah, I see. I checked finally. Swimming underwater.

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    yep don't know why it has never happened to me before. sad

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    Anti-Valentineposted 7 years ago

    My dad, when he was younger, went to the doctor because he had problems with his ears.

    The doc asked, "You're a diver, aren't you?"
    "No doc, I swear!"
    "Are you sure?"
    "Positive."
    "Don't lie to me! I can tell you're a diver. You've got square ear canals!

    That's how the discussion went, or so he told me.

    Apparently from all the diving into the pool, it wrecked his ears. He has Tinnitus and has had hearing problems for most of his life.

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    ooo poor daddy.

    And the funny thing is I am not a diver at all. this was the first time I had been swimming for years.

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    Anti-Valentineposted 7 years ago

    Funny thing that. All the redheads I've ever come across don't swim. I suppose because they're sensitive to the sun. wink

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      Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol I ain't no red head I only color my hair deep red because I love that color. I am a brown head and I love going in the sun but I have to be careful sicne I have so many moles.

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        Anti-Valentineposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I'm shattered. sad

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    Pacal Votanposted 7 years ago

    I hope it's better now. I SAID I HOPE IT'S BETTER NOW.

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      Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Pacal I wish it was better but it's not

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 7 years ago

    could be nothing to do with the swimming, could have an ear infection.

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      Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I really hope not...

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    aaaaa sorry Anti...I am just not a real red head.

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    Pacal Votanposted 7 years ago

    Don't worry. I'm an otolaryngologist. You'll get well soon. smile

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      Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      thanks Pacal. it comes and goes so I hope that tonight and tomorrow it'll get better.

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