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Old 19th November 2012, 09:36 AM   #21
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+1 to distortion sounds.

Right ear, usually triggered byt extreme spl, or my youngest daughter crying, even at a distance. Sounds like KRSHSRRRRHKSRRRRHHSSRKKSHRRS!!! Can not hear anything else while it's going on, mental overload. I though it was a hair or something that was in a wrong position, had it checked, Doc did not find anything out of the ordinary. Sound sounds different in my ears, right ear = better at low freq, left ear better at high freq, measures similar. Beginning Tinnitus approaching.
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Old 19th November 2012, 09:46 AM   #22
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Loud distorted music causes a static in my left ear, much like a TV or radio with no signal, this and other pops, clicks and whistles that no hearing specialist can give me an answer for. Only that my hearing was excellent 10 years ago and getting progressively worse....
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Old 19th November 2012, 11:04 AM   #23
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Old 19th November 2012, 11:10 AM   #24
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My HF issues are bad enough to stop me listening to music. In fact I haven't listened to my hifi for months and months, until I changed my amp. In many ways my 'lofi' computer speakers get more listening time, because they have a single driver and less treble.

Some days a better than others, and on good days my hifi sounds fantastic and I get a lot of enjoyment.

I may need to take steps to reduce the treble on my main system somehow. Maybe a change of speakers or preamp.
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Old 19th November 2012, 11:51 AM   #25
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I have the ear distortion too. When it first started I kept thinking that I had a rubbing voice-coil on a speaker: it's that sort of distortion. It has now got worse to the extent that I appreciate music less and prefer to listen on good quality headphones.
In my case it is a problem of heredity (so a specialist says) and is caused by groups of the cochlea hairs not functioning, so selective bands of frequencies disappear. My father had the same problems before going almost completely deaf.
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Old 20th November 2012, 03:21 AM   #26
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The simplest thing that can be done is breathing and pranayam is nothing but breathing and leads to relaxation. U have to try it to believe.

I suspect most of u that have these ear issues have enjoyed high spl music in the early ages and for long duration.

Gajanan Phadte

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Old 20th November 2012, 03:45 AM   #27
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For me it is dog barks. If the dog barks near my left ear, then I hear the bark clearly, but after the bark I hear a crunching noise. The right ear is fine. Glad to see this thread.

The pointer about the tensor tympani is interesting. Wiki paragraph below. Maybe a dog bark is a startle response. The flutter also happens sometime. I hope the pain part never materializes.

When tensed, the action of the muscle is to pull the malleus medially, tensing the tympanic membrane, damping vibration in the ear ossicles and thereby reducing the amplitude of sounds. This muscle is contracted primarily to dampen the noise produced by chewing. (Compare to the more general dampening function of the stapedius muscle.)
In many people with hyperacusis, an increased activity develops in the tensor tympani muscle in the middle ear as part of the startle response to some sounds. This lowered reflex threshold for tensor tympani contraction is activated by the perception/anticipation of loud sound, and is called tonic tensor tympani syndrome (TTTS). In some people with hyperacusis, the tensor tympani muscle can contract just by thinking about a loud sound. Following exposure to intolerable sounds, this contraction of the tensor tympani muscle tightens the ear drum, which can lead to the symptoms of ear pain/a fluttering sensation/a sensation of fullness in the ear (in the absence of any middle or inner ear pathology).[2][3]
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Old 20th November 2012, 05:33 AM   #28
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Go to doctor and ask to wash your ears!
If ear was is a problem, somtething like this (looks like this brand quit making it, but others make essentially the same thing) will help:
Bausch & Lomb Ear Wax Removal System - 0.5oz
It's a dropper bottle of something that softens ear wax, and a squeeze thingie you fill with warm (not too hot, don't ask how I know) water to rinse out your ears.
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Old 20th November 2012, 08:26 AM   #29
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you fill with warm (not too hot, don't ask how I know) water
Cold water wouldn't be good either ....... (don't ask how I know). Use a temperature that would also feel good when used for washing your hair for instance.

I too have slight tinnitus on one side (from an infection) and I also have the tensor tympani causing low frequency hum once in a while. But it is all within limits that aren't too annoying.

Noise and distortion could also come from remaining dead tissue that is stuck within the middle ear after an infection.

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hum once in a while
I'm not sure it's the same thing but occasionally I get some sort of low frequency beat that lasts for a few seconds. it happens very rarely. well, like a friend of mine said "once you're past 30, the direction your body is heading becomes more obvious"
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