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    Ear drums cracking
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    Sayak posted:
    This is happening since about 2 years now, I think. Whenever there is any kind of high volume noise/music, or when I put on my headphones, the sound in my left ear seems to crack (like when you set your laptop speakers to 800% volume) and I can feel is vibrate inside. My hearing is fine in bother ears in most cases - I hear low and medium volume sound fine.

    Also, when I try to clear my ear with cotton buds, my left ear seems to create some sort of pressure difference when the bud is inside - and it feel like air is coming out from inside - not even touching the walls of the ear. I don't feel any air coming out normally when I breathe. A bit of a search showed me that people have a hole in their eardrum, but they have air coming out if they close their node and try to blow - that doesn't happen for me.

    I'm not really sure what's wrong - does it sound something serious? My hearing is intact since the last 2 years so I haven't really had it checked out.
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    Rod Moser, PA, PhD responded:
    It is time for you to see an ENT specialist for a proper examination and a few diagnostic tests. You cannot solve this very complex problem based on symptoms alone. Be prepared, however, since the cause may still remain elusive.


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