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I think I damaged my right ear.

post #1 of 16
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When I do the speaker channel test in the audio panel my left headphone is louder. I switch the headphones around so my L was R and vice versa. Still my left ear was louder which implies my right ear is damaged right?

I always skateboard with one headphone in my right ear maybe that's why
post #2 of 16
as a psychic audiologist i can confirm your hearing loss
post #3 of 16
Sounds like you've answered your own question!

Go to the doc. Maybe you have a wax build-up in your right ear. Have your ears flushed and if it's still louder in the left ear then I would imagine it is damaged.
post #4 of 16
Go see your doctor.
post #5 of 16
Wax buildup more likely than damage (when it's a one ear thing). Don't bother with home or drug-store treatments -- tell you GP/PCP that you have hearing loss, and they can write you a referral to an ENT doc.

Been there done that.

The ENT man I went to was amazing. All kinds of vacuum and pick tools for ears. Took him 15 minutes, whole thing cost me $10 'cause I got a referral, and the results are spectacular. I used to only buy amps with separate or ganged L-R volume controls (KGSS, Stax, etc.) because I thought one ear heard better than the other. Who knew it was just wax.

$10!
post #6 of 16
How much do i have to spend for an ENT doc to remove earwax inside my ears?
There's no way I will do D.I.Y.s such as pouring candlewax in my ears.
post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by TheBoss View Post
How much do i have to spend for an ENT doc to remove earwax inside my ears?
There's no way I will do D.I.Y.s such as pouring candlewax in my ears.
Should be fairly cheap. I've never seen anyone pay more than $30 and if you look around you may be able to find it for less.
post #8 of 16
Yeah, I suspect you did...
To get it verified seek an audiologist or doctor, cause there may be other reasons.
post #9 of 16
I wouldn't worry, i have had the same issue before, the doctor is probably going to tell you exactly what i am about to - don't use any earphones for a week and then try and see if you have the same hearing issue, chances are it will be back to normal.

Sometimes your ear also needs to rest.
post #10 of 16
It could be psychological.
post #11 of 16
My left ear is louder than my right ear (not by much). That said, I have tinnitus in my left ear and also some damage in my left ear which limits my hearing of low bass frequencies. I don't think it's all that unusual to have hearing in one ear louder than the other. Go see a doctor though.
post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by TheBoss View Post
How much do i have to spend for an ENT doc to remove earwax inside my ears?
The key is to get a referral from your primary care phys. to the ENT ... this keeps it at $10 or whatever your co-pay is. Claim hearing loss.
post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by zotjen View Post
My left ear is louder than my right ear (not by much). That said, I have tinnitus in my left ear and also some damage in my left ear which limits my hearing of low bass frequencies. I don't think it's all that unusual to have hearing in one ear louder than the other. Go see a doctor though.
Yep, same here (except my left is louder than my right and bass is more in the left). Surgery I had as a child was less effective on the right side. I doubt I'd have noticed, though, if I didn't check with mono signals or with spectrum analysers. I typically find bass goes to the left and some upper mids go to the right. Other than that its generally OK.

I doubt more than 5% of the people here have even hearing loss.


HOWEVER, I find that speakers are way less prone to imbalance because of hearing than headphones (due to the strong bias), and maybe the K1000 too (I haven't had the pleasure). When I get some more cash flow I intend to set up a speaker set to compliment my magico model 6s for this very reason.
Its no big deal, its just irritating sometimes.
post #14 of 16
My right ear is louder than my left. Weird. I didn't notice until a couple days ago.
post #15 of 16
It´s more uncommon then common to have identical hearing in both ears I would suspect.
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