Why does it sound like it's blowing in the wind?
April 7, 2010 7:45 PM Subscribe
Wind tunnel in my ears. Make it stop.
posted by katyjack to Health & Fitness (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Some history - I'm 48 now and I've been an ear abuser since the first walkman came out when I was 17. I cannot run without music and I cannot live without running. Over the years, I've pushed the volume up and up and up and as a result, I definitely have some hearing loss in certain registers and definitely in crowded places. Today, my iPod gave me the most awesome selection of songs and I had a great, quick 2.5 mile run at lunchtime and I - well I pushed the volume up as high as it would go - something I've done MANY times in the past.
However, since then (and it's now been about 10 hours later) I've heard a sort of radio static sound in my ears - like there is wind rushing through them - and they hurt a little bit like they need to pop when you go up in airplane. I've tried yawning repeatedly but that doesn't help.
Have I screwed myself forever? Is there anything I can do? It's upsetting now but I've heard these things can be unfixable and a lifetime of this is sort of freaking me out. I can't believe I ruined my hearing and I wasn't even in a rock band.