How bad did I screw up my hearing?
May 16, 2010 5:58 PM Subscribe
How bad did I screw up my ears last night?
posted by ZaphodB to Health & Fitness (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I went to a very, very loud bar last night and got stuck near a speaker for about an hour. Immediately after leaving, my hearing was pretty lousy - about 1/3rd of what it normally is. But it's been about 18 hours and I'm getting post-night-out symptoms I haven't experienced before.
Beyond the usual ringing noise, I'm having a lot of problems sensing a range of sounds - everything sounds muffled, like when you have a really bad head cold; sounds above a certain volume are turning into static; and most worryingly, my inner ear feels unpleasantly warm. What the hell did I do to my ears last night? This isn't the usual post-concert ringing, and I'm wondering whether it's worth taking this to get looked at tonight.