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I can't hear through my left ear.

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I’ve been sick with one thing or another for three weeks (first a bad stomach bug, then acute bronchitis, in the middle of the bronchitis got a flu and then a head cold with sinus trouble, just finally started to recover from the bronchitis and now this!). Today I woke up and I couldn’t hear out of my left ear! It’s been that way all day now.

Well, I can kinda hear out of it. If you snap your finger next to my ear, I hear you. But when people talk to me from that side, it sounds muffled, as does my own voice. Also, my right ear seems to be overcompensating for it – noises that ordinarily don’t bother me are causing me slight “it’s too loud!” pain.

Is this a normal thing, a side effect of the head cold/sinus trouble? Or should I be freaking out and calling my doctor? If it’s not an emergency-call-the-doctor situation, is there anything I can do at home to make myself more comfortable?

 
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Hell’s bells, boy, I can’t hear out of BOTH my ears,
Quit your fucking whining.

 
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You should clean it.

 
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Maybe there’s something in your ear. Try cleaning it.

 
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By the way, I realize I probably shouldn’t seek medical advice here on the boards, but I know there are some people here knowledgable enough to tell me whether or not it’s worth bothering my doctor.

 
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I’ve already tried that.

 
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Your ear may be clogged.
Is it a sickness effect? No clue.
But, if it’s clogged, just put a little drop of hydrogen peroxide into the ear.

 
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I had an inner ear infection last summer, and I could barely hear out of my left ear. It could be that.

 
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I’ve been ill and not ill every few days for a few months now, went deaf in my left ear for a few days, nothing bad really.
Seriously, why are you complaining when you can deal with it and it’s only illness?

 
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Originally posted by raelito:

Hell’s bells, boy, I can’t hear out of BOTH my ears,
Quit your fucking whining.

I thought you were only deaf in one ear.

 
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Poke it with a toothpick

 
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Originally posted by raelito:

Hell’s bells, boy, I can’t hear out of BOTH my ears,
Quit your fucking whining.

Seriously?

 
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Originally posted by IAmOT:
Originally posted by raelito:

Hell’s bells, boy, I can’t hear out of BOTH my ears,
Quit your fucking whining.

Seriously?

yes

 
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Originally posted by Duplicitous:
Originally posted by raelito:

Hell’s bells, boy, I can’t hear out of BOTH my ears,
Quit your fucking whining.

I thought you were only deaf in one ear.

I can just barely, barely hear out of my right.
You’d have to get a megaphone and yell into it right next to my ear for me to hear it.

 
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Originally posted by Mansmany:
Originally posted by IAmOT:
Originally posted by raelito:

Hell’s bells, boy, I can’t hear out of BOTH my ears,
Quit your fucking whining.

Seriously?

yes

pics or fake

 
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That’s completely normal if you’ve been sick.
Quit your complaining and do some research next time.

 
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Originally posted by raelito:

Hell’s bells, boy, I can’t hear out of BOTH my ears,
Quit your fucking whining.

That doesn’t mean he shouldn’t complain.
I hate it when people say that kind of shit.

 
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Originally posted by IAmOT:
Originally posted by Mansmany:
Originally posted by IAmOT:
Originally posted by raelito:

Hell’s bells, boy, I can’t hear out of BOTH my ears,
Quit your fucking whining.

Seriously?

yes

pics or fake

how does that work? he takes a picture of his ears?

 
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Sounds like it’s just an ear infection (a pretty bad one)

Go to the doctor. He will give you a prescription for antibiotics and eardrops. That should clear it right up.

 
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Go to the doctor to be safe. Waiting/Cleaning might fix it, but that depends on what the problem is.

 
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Quit your complaining, I can’t hear at all.

 
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Originally posted by PALMISANOLDR:

Quite your complaining, I can’t hear at all.

I’m not exactly sure how he can quite his complaining.

 
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Originally posted by Mansmany:
Originally posted by IAmOT:
Originally posted by Mansmany:
Originally posted by IAmOT:
Originally posted by raelito:

Hell’s bells, boy, I can’t hear out of BOTH my ears,
Quit your fucking whining.

Seriously?

yes

pics or fake

how does that work? he takes a picture of his ears?

I have an implant that allows me to hear, but not as good as others, and only out of one ear.

 
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It’s normal. It’s due to swelling in the ___ canal; it screws up the regulation of air pressure and makes everything muffled. It will go away in a few days.

Source: Experience

 
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I have the same thing in my right ear.
You definitely have brain cancer. You should start writing your will now.