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Medical Question re: Hearing

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Cachoo, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. Cachoo

    Cachoo Well-Known Member

    I know this sounds odd but I wonder if anyone has experienced this: For several days now there is a persistant noise (about a volume of 3 or 4) that is with me almost always. This morning it was almost nil but then picked up again once I was up and around. It is a soft metallic sound that kind of mimics what a rattlesnake sounds like when it is rattling. No headaches, vision is fine and the sound can be bothersome but it is not so bad that I can't concentrate on whatever I am doing from moment to moment. Have you ever experienced anything like this? And yes, I know I need to get it checked out but I am unemployed and without insurance at the moment. Hopefully that will change soon.
  2. BigB08822

    BigB08822 Well-Known Member

    Is it like liquid in the ear? Is the sound absolutely constant or does it get worse when you bend down or move your head suddenly? I can move some muscles and cause this crunching sound in my ears that mimics someone crushing rice krispies or something. I have always been able to do it but I don't know if it is normal or not. However, it isn't something that happens unless I clinch my jaw in a certain way.
  3. Cachoo

    Cachoo Well-Known Member

    No it is constant but it is not liquid, painful or affecting how I feel at all. It doesn't change when I move or put my head down. I feel fine. I just have this soft sound that persists. I used to get swimmers ear constantly and I know what you are talking about with that rice krispies sound but thank heavens this is not that.
    I used to be a 911 operator and I feel like this is payback for every insane person that called in and was told to put a colander coverd in foil on their head to keep the aliens away. :cool:
  4. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Hates both vegemite and peanut butter

    Ear problems can be so unsettling. I sometimes get a ringing in my ear but it is not constant.

    I would suggest you do need to get it checked out.
  5. Gypsy

    Gypsy Watching the Leaves Change!

    It never hurts to check it out, but it might be Tinnitus.

    I have a constant high pitched ringing in my right ear and have had for quite a few years. Sometimes it can get very loud, sometimes I don't notice it at all. I think it is because I had a very bad ear infection on that side when I was in high school. There has also been times that it causes peoples voices to sound mechanical.
  6. Cachoo

    Cachoo Well-Known Member

    Thank you: I will be reading up on this and I will get it checked out. The only good thing I can say is it is not rattling around in my head. The noise sounds as if it is coming from outside of the ear just a few feet away. It is easier to ignore than all of the symptons you get with an ear infection.