hearing damage? does this happen to you?

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    Fretting out Doctor of Teleocity

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    The kids not liking loud music thread got me thinking

    When I hear certain frequencies I get a throbbing in one of my ears, literally feels like a bass drum being kicked in my skull, like a fluttery throb in that ear

    Does this happen to everyone?

    Stuff like the microwave beeping will set it off, so will certain notes like the g-string played on the 12th fret
     
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    Get to an audiologist asap, not a guitar forum
     
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    I have significant hearing loss and severe tinnitus, but I don't get pain like you are describing. I'd get that checked out.
     
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    It doesn’t really interfere with anything as long as I don’t hear those frequencies/tones

    Just curious if any other folks have noticed this
     
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    I it’s not necessarily painful just feels like there’s a tiny bass drum in my ear, and it beats/flutters

    Kind of bizarre
     
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    The thing that bothers me the most is sporting events. Like college football games. Concerts or my own amps, band stuff I can control but something about the large stadium crowds screaming makes my ears ring hard.
     
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    Fretting out Doctor of Teleocity

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    I guess it’s the loud music curse, or work too

    For the most part I can avoid what bothers me

    I’m pretty sure the Sony discman kickstarted it though, dang Sony, why do they make the headphones go so loud?

    I’m not sure if it’s the same for you but My father says that if he’s at a football game or in a crowd with background noise (doesn’t necessarily have to be loud) it’s very hard to make out what someone next to him is saying

    Hopefully I won’t reach that point

    Stupidly I’ve only recently Started taking precautions around anything loud
     
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    You may have wax impaction. When wax builds up against the eardrum, crazy things can happen. You should have an ENT examine you and do a thorough cleaning if necessary. It can make a huge difference.
     
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    My step daughter has that since pre teen years and now she is in her late 30s. There is a specific name for it but I forget what it is. Certain frequencies put her into pain. Have it checked out.
     
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    .357, and .44 Magnum pistols, all it takes is a few rounds from either of those without ABOVE average hearing protection, and you have hearing loss that can't be recovered. I know.
     
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    Diesels with turbos are nearly as bad for your hearing as gunfire, I know about that too. It's too bad we humans don't come with a list of things you shouldn't do hanging around your neck when you're born, it would make life a lot better for old people. By the way, if you have never shoot a .375 Holland and Holland make sure it's at a charging bear, 'cause just for fun, ain't no fun.
     
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    I’m gonna give this a small nudge, one of you guys has to have this happen
     
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    After half a lifetime in the shipbuilding industry & playing guitars with my ears near amps, I’m a poor reference for anyone.
     
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    Umm... I'm a little embarassed to say this, but... I love my wife dearly, I really do, but sometimes I do some stupid thing or another that sets her off and something about the particular timbre and volume of her voice while she's in that state of emotions sets both my ears to acting funny much like you describe. It's not like a "drum" per se, but like my ears are trying to noisily close up in linear proportion to the SPL of her "I'm really upset about this situation" voice.

    Seriously, I'm not trying to make a joke about my ears closing up when my wife does this, it really does happen, and I always wondered what it was. Now at least I have the comfort of knowing that something similar happens to at least one other human being on the planet.
     
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    Hearing damage is cumulative. If you're exposed to sufficient loud music for long enough time then you'll get it. As a professional sound engineer, and someone who's been playing music through loud amps since I was in my early twenties, I do have it (tinnitus), but very mildly thank goodness.

    I manage it by carrying a set of quality earplugs everywhere I go, and as soon as I feel something is louder that acceptable levels, say 83 db, they come out and in they go. Etymotic brand, check Amazon, best in class before spending big $$ for custom molded ones.
     
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    Go get it checked out by an ENT, from a proper ear cleaning, to a thorough examination of your eardrum, plus a good hearing test/audiometry, it will allow the specialist to tell you what's going on and how to manage it.
     
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    That sounds like ear wax build up. Go and either get your ears syringes, or buy a stringing kit. I've had a life long issue with ear wax build up. Don't suffer, get it dealt with. I also have tinnitus, but the two are very much unconnected. Take care.
     
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    Yes, kind of like a closing and opening flutter feeling, mines only on one side

    I figured there’s got to be at least one other human out there that has similar reactions

    And I figured it may be related to noise damage and what better group to ask then people that regularly subjected themselves to loud sounds

    I don’t know if it’s connected but I had an infection/issue of some sort where I got Bell’s palsy on that side, which I since have learned is swelling that pinch’s a nerve causing the paralysis
    The paralysis did clear up in a couple weeks and I never had a clear diagnosis

    Never thought about the two being related till now but I guess it is possible?

    That and the dang discman!
     
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    long time metal worker here... had a busted eardrum from diving once.... and loud music of course...

    yeah, my tests show some hearing loss..... not surprised really...
     
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    I can relate, lower frequencies will do that to me
     
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