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post #31 of 38
When I was a kid in England they (teachers, parents, grandparents etc) used to tell us not to put anything in your ear smaller than your elbow

Obviously it's impossible to put your elbow in your ear, the message was that you don't put ANYTHING in your ears !

I too use earplugs but not any more
You sent a shiver of fear through me

After reading this post I'll only use earmuffs and headphones, supra aural when I'm out, I don't care if i do look a dork !

Hope you heal up OK TheChuckster and regain full hearing in the damaged ear

Keep us informed
post #32 of 38
If this hasn't come through clearly in the thread yet, OP, please do not make the mistake of listening to medical diagnostic advice from people in this, or any other, forum. The chances are very slim that you'd be hearing from an ear, nose & throat specialist M.D. here, and no one here has examined your ear.

As I and many others have urged you, please do leave the diagnosis and prognosis work to your doctor(s), but do keep us informed as to how you're doing. Still wishing you all the best...

Jaska
post #33 of 38
^ Damn straight. Holy moly. My dad's surprised though. (He sold hearing aids, and made custom molds.) He was like, "How deep do those things go?"
post #34 of 38
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Originally Posted by john5220 View Post
Good thing I don't wear that crap. normal ear plugs do the job just fine.
IEMs are the same as normal earplugs. Especially the Etys. They're basically the same cone-shaped earplugs only with the tube from the driver in the center. Both earplugs and canalphones/IEMS make a seal in your ear and some go in pretty deep.

I don't know about this. Reading this story makes me think about NOT wearing my earplugs. I'm thinking which is worse: exposure to loud noise or the risk of damaging the ear membranes during earplug insertion/removal? Luckily winter is upon me and I don't see any need for earplugs in the near future. But I'll have to think about this in the spring when I'm back to mowing lawns and using power yard equipment.

And definitely keep going to and listening to the doctor. This is a headphone advice forum, not WebMD or a doctor's office. But do keep us informed of what happens. We can learn from your unfortunate situation.
post #35 of 38
+1 for the Custom IEM's

- never risk this happening
- perfect positioning every time
- supreme comfort

In all seriousness, hearing should be treasured....so keep your headphones at a reasonable level too. Yuppies.
post #36 of 38
For one of my ears, my eardrum is made from skin taken from the outside of my ear and my hearing bones are made of titanium! I still manage to enjoy music

Let your tear heal and I'm everything will be fine. If you have seen what we in the UK would call a GP (just a general doctor), they know next to nothing about anything. If you are still worried, get to see a specialist.
post #37 of 38
Before people start worrying about earplugs they might want to find out what actually caused the OP's problem.

It is possible (likely?) it was the pressure issue that caused this. The instructions should address this in the section about removal.
No way could ety earplugs get near my eardrum because my ear canal bends sharply and is very narrow. I can push and push on the earplugs and they won't go any further because of that bend in my ears...
Is it possible for anyone to put one of these through their eardrum?!?!

People are making all these assumptions and I think not helping anybody.
Creating fear in readers by saying you will stop using earplugs lest you insert them into your brain is irresponsible in my opinion.

I choose to believe that earplugs will save my hearing - not destroy it. So long as I read the instructions and of course don't hammer them 3 inches into my ears.
If you had a tri-flange stuck in your ear and were worried about the pressure upon removal causing damage you could just go to the emergency room, but it was not a problem when I removed my earplugs as per the instructions.

Earplugs probably can push wax deep into my ears though and this is why I have a doctor examine my ears regularly to remedy this.

If anyone is using super/supra aural headphones in public places I think it is advisable that they be of a closed design so that the volume does not need to be raised to dangerous levels to compete with ambient noise. Of course common sense is an alternative and the volume could be monitored carefully :P

Best wishes OP, hoping for the best.

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Originally Posted by sickofforumnames View Post
For one of my ears, my eardrum is made from skin taken from the outside of my ear and my hearing bones are made of titanium! I still manage to enjoy music
That is extremely cool. Words can not express the coolness.

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Originally Posted by sickofforumnames View Post
If you have seen what we in the UK would call a GP (just a general doctor), they know next to nothing about anything.
Accurate description.
post #38 of 38
^ Good point. Is it possible that either the pressure issue or pushed wax caused this? What said the doc? Any audiologists in the house?
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