Am I losing one of my senses?
August 29, 2010 9:46 PM Subscribe
When experiencing hearing loss, can you hear inside your head? What factors can contribute to hearing loss? At the ripe old age of 25 am I going deaf?
posted by Carlotta Bananas to health & fitness (21 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I've known for a long time that I hear better out of my left ear. When I was little the only time I could tell was lying in bed, I'd compare sides by pressing one ear into the pillow. The last year or two I've noticed the right ear getting slightly worse. It's only a little, I prefer to hold the phone to my left ear, but for the most part I hear fairly well. The latest development has been just in the last week or two, I've had a hard time getting rid of water in the right after a shower or swimming, and now there's a definite 'plugged' sensation, I can still hear, though sounds are dulled, and the sounds inside my head (teeth clicking, humming, etc) are more obvious. I'd think if it were hearing impairment I wouldn't hear these sounds either.
I'm quite sure it's not wax build up (could I have damaged my ear with a q-tip?).
I am planning to seek professional help for this, but I'm without a regular doctor at the moment and hoping to find a GP in my new town to discuss it.
Any help or resources is greatly appreciated!