Another earbud question with maddening specificity. [more inside]
Sometimes one of my ears feels hotter than the other - both to myself and to someone else that touches it. Why? [more inside]
Why does exercise make me hear funny? I don't even swim, but it sounds like I have water in my ear. [more inside]
Defeating evil bloodsucking insects: Is there a style of ear net that will stay on my horse overnight or should I leave his fly mask on all night? In the past I have used Swat, but do not want to do that this year. Normal fly spray is ineffective. [more inside]
Have you undergone myringotomy and placement of tympanostomy tubes as an adult? Was it helpful? [more inside]
What was the song that played during the credits of tonight's Episode of Big Love? I know that voice and it's driving me crazy. Lyrics include "you run with the devil." (It's not Van Halen.)
Why does my cat keep getting ear infections? [more inside]
Tinnitus: Time to see the doc or no? [more inside]
Ear anatomy filter: How come vibration pressure increased by 22 time as sound travels from tympanic membrane to the base of the stapes while tympanic membrane is only 17 time larger than the base of the stapes? [more inside]
What with v-day coming up I want to get my lover a present for her tragus. She currently has a ring piercing and a bar piercing for her tragus but I'd like to buy her a celtic-styled piercing. Could anyone point me towards a good online store for this type of thing? I'm UK based, near to Manchester, so any shop recommendations around this area would be good as well. Thank you!
If I severed the sound carrying nerve from an ear to my brain, would I hear nothing or some terrible noise?
YANMD filter. I have had an earache for...a long time. I need a super low cost ENT type visit in the miami/fort lauderdale area. [more inside]
My right ear has been extra waxy for the past few years. Is there something wrong with it? How can I better clean it, since I know I'm not supposed to use Q-tips? [more inside]
What are the best ear plugs for swimming? [more inside]
This thread reminded me of my Crazy Ears. I've always wondered if mine are broken or if I'm some kind of superhero. My ability: I can cause them to pop at will, without moving anything else in my head. And then things I think are Bad. [more inside]
Wacky ear question: Sometimes when I speak out loud one or both of my ears will pOp and I can't hear anything but my own voice. What the heck is going on and how can I get it to stop? [more inside]
I know you are not a vet. But is there any way to cure a dog's ear infections without antibiotics and a trip to the vet? [more inside]
My left ear is stuffy almost every day. Allergies + Qtip use + Earplugs = ? [more inside]
Airplane ear-popping. Why? [more inside]
Ears have evolved over many many years to be perfect for us to hear with. Why have I never seen an ear shaped microphone?
Have had barotitis in one ear (basically ear drum is sucked in and there's fluid built up behind it) since a Thursday afternoon flight. Flying home tomorrow. Anyone flown with this? Does it hurt a lot/suck? [more inside]
Why does eating yogurt (particulary greek) make the area under my ears hurt? [more inside]
Can anyone help me find a source for otoliths, or the tiny stones found in the inner ear? Preferably mammalian, ideally primate or even human (I imagine that last one may be ethically way to far, no offense intended). [more inside]
Ever since having my wisdom teeth removed last summer, I've been experiencing persistent crackling in my right ear. Is it related? [more inside]
About 4 years ago, I stumbled across a sound file which could be played from a web page which instantly opened ears/Eustachian tubes which had been blocked. The page was very simple ("I made this file which runs through sound frequencies, one for each ear, play"). I can't find this page or file today. Does anyone remember this or know of anything like this on the web? Thanks.
I have ear sinus pressure, muffled hearing, and general discomfort in one of my ears. Help me find some relief until my doctor's appointment. [more inside]
My second pair of Shure SE210 in-ear headphones have just broken in the same way for the second time. Can anyone recommend some in-ear headphones that don't suck? [more inside]
For an outer ear infection, how do I get the medication drops safely past the pus to the infected ear canal? [more inside]
Ear piercing in Columbus, Ohio. [more inside]
Do you have good info on (ear) cartilage piercing & care in NYC? [more inside]
EarPressureFilter: I had an argument with someone a couple hours ago, and they yelled in my left ear for a few seconds. My ear isn't ringing. but it feels pressurized, like I'm underwater, on and off. I've taken a full dose of magnesium-based antacid...anything else I can do? Will a doctor be able to help, or do I just need to move somewhere with a vow of silence for a month?
Have you ever been riding on mass transit next to someone whose headphones are so loud you can hear them several feet away? If so, do you ask them to turn it down?
Ear filter: Is there an over the counter medication that is similar to the prescription version of Allegra D? (Long story inside.) [more inside]
Looking for a recommendation on an in-the-ear FM receiver like this one with rather mixed reviews. [more inside]
How does one go about making their own ear gauge plug jewelry from hardwoods? [more inside]
Are there any supplements or foods that are healthy for ears? Not the outer flappy cartilage part, the inner workings part.
My first-grader has pain in his right ear. It was keeping him up last night but the pain went away after a dosage of Tylenol. For the past week he's had a cold but the ear pain began just last night. Does anyone have advice for how to proceed with this thing I suspect is an ear infection? Our clinic is closed until Monday, and that is also the earliest I could get him to his chiropractor (he sees one since he painfully overextended his back on a waterslide last summer--but I hear chiropractors can help with ear infections too).
I often make calls that I need to take notes during, and have up until now been using the speakerphone function on my cell so I can type. A good friend told me that it sounded unprofessional, it picked up too much other sounds around me, I should consider getting a bluetooth headset for my phone. I did, getting the Jabra BT500, which was the top recommendation in Consumer Reports. It's a stylish behind the ear one. I really liked the looks, the intuitive use of it, that you could get it on your head quickly (I don't want/need to wear it all the time) and that it felt like it would stay on your head. However, in talking with that same straight shooting friend, they said, after two calls, that it was picking up the external sounds even more so, and often even more then my own voice! They suggested looking for one with good noise filtering abilities. That's where you come in. I'd like to know some of your favorites, that you've used for more then a day. [more inside]
sometimes out of nowhere, my sense of physical orientation gets all messed up and i feel like i'm crooked. huh? [more inside]
Attention swimmers- please help me find these earplugs.... [more inside]
Tell-me-I'm-not-going-deaf-filter: I was flying home from Chicago one night ago, happily listening to the new Cornelius album - drifting off into the soft relief that benedryl supplies when you have been rocking a head cold for 2 days (sore throat, leaky nose, watery eyes, headache) - when suddenly I'm wide awake with a severe pain in both my ears from the plane starting its decent. And it lasts. I swallow and swallow, but I'm reeling in pain, saying terribly mean things to my very confused and sleepy girlfriend - and it doesn't stop until well after I'm off the plane. [more inside]
Does anyone wear jewelry in this part of the ear? [more inside]
My ears keep popping... like when you are in an airplane... except I'm not going anywhere. [more inside]
Help! I was cleaning out my ears with a Q-Tip (cotton bud), and the cotton tip is now stuck in my ear! [more inside]
For several years I've had this small lump in my right earlobe. It's firm, but not hard, and it doesn't hurt or anything. I'm just stumped as to what it might be. Any ideas?
So, I'm pretty sure that I'm on the tail end of what fits the definition of a migraine. It hurts a lot less than it did. What do I say when I call the doctor's office? [more inside]
Is there any point in re-piercing my ears properly, 20 years after they were pierced with that damn gun they use in the mall? [more inside]
Why does my ear always hurt? (and apologies for awful puns) inside [more inside]
My roommate and I are going insane trying to think of a sitcom (or possibly movie) we watched a few months ago where a male character gets a pierced ear, and it becomes grotesquely infected and swollen. The sitcom was likely single camera, and, if we remember correctly, fairly contemporary. It's equally likely to be British or American. Our first guess was Arrested Development, but it looks like that isn't the case. Your assistance will likely save us ours of frustration. Thanks!
Something is really wrong with my ear - It feels very clogged, very stuffed, and I can't hear out of it well at all - It isn't wax, after a week of trying over the counter wax removal stuff, I went to a Doc who confirmed that my ears were clean and not waxy - so it must be stuffed up on the other side, and she gave me some prescription decongestant. She said it would clear in 24 hours or so - That was Saturday. It's very unpleasant, and with it not going away, it's actually really scary - and with my work hours, I can't get back to the doc until the weekend at the earliest. Anyone have thoughts, suggestions, anything? I'm really quite desperate at this point.