- Feb 25, 2007
I accidentally pushed one of the canalphones of my Etymotics Er6i too far into my ear. I didn't realize it was too far in until I tried to take it out when it HURT like crazy. I had to pull it out very slowly and the whole time I was pulling it out there was a sharp pain in my ear. After I pulled it out, the inside of my ear hurt really bad and my hearing in that ear was cloudy. One day later, my hearing in that ear is still cloudy and it hurts to swallow. What do you think happened? Could I have punctured my ear drum? Is this permanent? I'm extremely worried about this because music is my life and now that I might have ruined my hearing, I pretty much lost something that really mattered a lot to me.