This morning when I put on my headphones to listen to music, I suddenly became aware of something incredible: I could hear sound through my left ear almost as well as I could hear with my right ear. [more inside]
posted by Transl3y
on May 2, 2013 -
I have been noticing recently that I have a hard time knowing what people are saying to me at work, so I usually just nod and laugh or something. my hearing feels a bit muffled and sometimes at night my ears ring for no real reason (tinnitus?). I also listen to music when I jog through ear buds. It doesn't feel like I'm playing the songs too loud, and I listen to my ipod about every other day for about an hour. I am gonna hold out on any more listening until i figure out what's going on. I recently went to my ear nose and throat doctor and had a hearing test. He said it came back next to perfect. This confused me. Should I consult an audiologist? I feel like I'm struggling to hear others, especially when there is background noise.
If anyone can give me any feedback, I'd surely appreciate it. I am 30 btw.
posted by Thanquol180
on Apr 14, 2013 -
I'm looking to find out whether any brand of in-ear headphones also carry a noise reduction rating (NRR). I'm not so much shopping for headphones as for earplugs with a headphone feature. [more inside]
posted by tirade
on Apr 10, 2013 -
I can accurately imagine sounds of 440hz. I can imagine sounds of 880hz, 1760hz, and so on, and accurately identify octave intervals.
Why can't I keep imagining sounds an octave up, until I am imagining beyond the limits of my hearing?
posted by Jon Mitchell
on Apr 4, 2013 -
Earplug recommendation needed for concerts. Complication: tiny, tiny ear canal. [more inside]
posted by griphus
on Mar 15, 2013 -
i've been living in an apartment building in san francisco for 10 years and have a one-car garage. for much of that time i parked my car on the street, parallel to the curb, blocking my own driveway to some extent. i also had friends park there cars there, and when i had a rental car, i parked it there on and off for several months. no one ever got a ticket.
a couple months ago i parked a friend's car there overnight and got a ticket. apparently someone had called in a complaint, although the car was extending only into my own driveway, and by a small amount at that. i protested the $98 ticket, saying that i was the driver and the only one authorized to call in a complaint, but it was denied. i have no idea who called in the complaint, and DPT will not give out that information.
i plan to do an in-person hearing. has anyone successfully fought this sort of ticket? [more inside]
posted by roxie110
on Feb 26, 2013 -
My 5 year old son has lost 70% of his ear drum and a large portion of his hearing in his right ear. The Dr is talking about surgery to repair it....it's called a Tympanoplasty.... [more inside]
posted by pearlybob
on Jan 10, 2013 -
How can I get headphones to work with my hearing aids? The noise leaking out of them is making my fellow commuters (and me) unhappy. [more inside]
posted by Lescha
on Dec 5, 2012 -
Would it be possible to install a switch of some sort in my head that would enable me to turn my hearing on and off? I realise that I would be unlikely to find a doctor willing to do this, but I'm interested in the theoretical possibilities. [more inside]
posted by alby
on May 18, 2012 -
Can (NY state) traffic court simply reschedule your trial if a cop fails to show at the hearing? [more inside]
posted by Quisp Lover
on Apr 3, 2012 -
A child, is 3 1/2 years old, and has never spoken a word. Parents (very, very born again Christians) finally decide, maybe they should take him to a doctor to get checked out or something.
This is my grandson.
MeFites, potential jury pool, what is going on with this beautiful young boy?
And how do I quell the urge to knock my daughter and son-in-law's heads together like Larry and Shemp?
Go look up pissed-off in the dictionary, I'll wave back. [more inside]
posted by timsteil
on Jan 24, 2012 -
A few years ago I heard a popular scientist on the radio discussing the effects of listening to music via earbud headphones. He said that if someone can hear the music I'm listening to, I am doing permanent damage to my ears. Is this true?
I would appreciate reference to any peer-reviewed scientific research on this topic, if available.
posted by paleyellowwithorange
on Jan 3, 2012 -
was agitated tonight when we were watching the bats at sunset. Was he agitated because he could hear them? [more inside]
posted by jet_silver
on Sep 27, 2011 -
Hospice and palliative-care providers often tell patients' families and friends that as people die, hearing is the last sense to go. Is there any science behind the claim? [more inside]
posted by evidenceofabsence
on Sep 23, 2011 -
I have often have trouble understanding what ESL speakers are saying, and I pretty much feel like a jerk after asking someone to repeat something a third time. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Sep 9, 2011 -
I went to a concert over the weekend, and probably stood too close to a speaker. I've had a light ringing in my right ear for around a day now, and have hadn't really experience anything like this before. I have no history of hearing loss, and have always tested well on hearing tests for various physicals/jobs. Sound seems slightly muffled on that side. Should I see a doctor, wait it out, or am I overreacting? I have insurance, but it's not very good. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla
on Jun 5, 2011 -
How concerned should I be about audio hallucinations while smoking weed? And who do I even ask about this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on May 24, 2011 -
I was ticketed in NYC for going 71mph in a 45 zone. I'm a CA resident. I have a court date in a month. Please help me pick the right strategy. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Apr 5, 2011 -
How do I best complete an affidavit to support a friend who is seeking custody of her child? [more inside]
posted by FergieBelle
on Jan 27, 2011 -
Is there any way of improving one's ability to pick out particular sounds from a loud environment? [more inside]
posted by Coobeastie
on Jan 16, 2011 -
How do you navigate the tangled maze of getting your child tested for a learning disability (specifically a suspected case of Central Auditory Processing Disorder) in Chicago or north Chicago suburbs? Or even find a trusted professional to evaluate your child? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Dec 30, 2010 -
I do feel that that my foreclosure is not properly being done and think I could delay it while they start again. [more inside]
posted by CodeMonkey
on Nov 28, 2010 -
Vanity and cheapskate-itude have kept me from from the audiologist until now, but it seems I'll have to get at least one hearing aid. [more inside]
posted by fivesavagepalms
on Nov 7, 2010 -
Ideas for my best man/brother's wedding speech? PS He's severely hearing impaired. I can't believe I didn't think to ask this here earlier. My brother/best man is having a tremendously hard time thinking of ways he can deliver his speech at my wedding (in 12 days!). I always say he doesn't have a very thick deaf accent. But I've been hearing it for 20 some years, so I'm a bit biased. In all honesty, people at the wedding would probably have a hard time understanding him. He's really nervous...for good reason. Any ideas?
posted by sredefer
on May 10, 2010 -
Why does exercise make me hear funny? I don't even swim, but it sounds like I have water in my ear. [more inside]
posted by ymendel
on Apr 6, 2010 -
Where can I find a tea kettle that plays a melodic sound when the water boils, rather than the common high-pitched screeeeee? I heard one once, so I know they exist, but I'm having zero luck finding one. Even when they claim to be pleasant, they aren't, and buying and returning tea kettles (especially online) is getting old fast. Do you have a lovely sounding kettle? Please tell me all about it.
posted by kestralwing
on Feb 16, 2010 -
I have a problem with sudden deafness in one ear and am trying to figure out what to do. [more inside]
posted by zadcat
on Dec 5, 2009 -
My ability to hear volume seems fine--I hear distant birds, quietly chirping insects, etc. However, I have trouble understanding people when there are other people talking, and it's affecting my business. Is there a quick fix? [more inside]
posted by PatoPata
on Nov 20, 2009 -