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
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?
this is why we are only allowd to repeat half of what we hear
put in a tube? Used a Kirby? you're gonna have to tell me more.
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!
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!
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.
no ear infection no! lol I will get my arse moving on it so it doesn't become one.
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.
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
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.
thanks Irohner I'll have to try that appreciate the help peeps!
Just did the rubbing alcohol in the ear and OMG it tickled and was coooold. lol but nope didn't work Maybe I need to leave it in longer?
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.
I'll do it again later on and then wait for tomorrow...I hope it goes away and my right ear stops compensating...lol
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.
Yea it is funny...and weird lol...but I hate it because now everything is extra loud. lmao i'm going to go deaf soon I swear! hahaha
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. ?
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!
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. He had some weird stuff called, "King of the World" 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.
lol pearldriver. naw just helping me out with my ear issues
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.
At least you'll still be able to chat to people on the forums even if you're deaf, or half-deaf.
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.
Yeah, a couple of them are at least half dumb so it should be a good fit.
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
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.
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.
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?
Just the usual. It's winter where I am, but it'll be spring soon, and then it's hay fever season!
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.
I thought you'd like it, seeing as I've seen you going on about how you HATE men! Just playing!
"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
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
lol oh boy here comes the drinking again lmao
I actually had a glass of wine last night with my dinner.
and yes I did sleep but it would be better if i knew what the *beep* is going on with my ear.
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.
if you leave it on the pillow it can get stuck in your ear. had a nasty problem with an ice cube once
and a Doctor too, appears she didnt have a sense of humor,
remember when i got slapped by the dog.......there ya go!
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
ouch I just pictured a personf alling flat on their face. owie! lol
Very true Anti lol
well now my hearing is coming back in my left ear. UGH!
I'll laugh if the hearing goes in your right ear now!
Trust me I would be laughing too. and then groaning in aggrivation lol...wait nope hearing gone again in left ear
Shame. How did this happen again? I can't remember, and I don't want to go through all the pages again.
Ah, I see. I checked finally. Swimming underwater.
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?"
"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.
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.
Funny thing that. All the redheads I've ever come across don't swim. I suppose because they're sensitive to the sun.
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.
could be nothing to do with the swimming, could have an ear infection.
Don't worry. I'm an otolaryngologist. You'll get well soon.
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