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    Hearing loss after shooting one roundwith ear plugs: ENT prescribed Merilson?
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    Infern0 posted:
    Hi, I was at a skeet shooting range six days ago, and I was wearing inadequate 17 decibel custom earplugs. I was standing about 5 meters away from someone shooting a shotgun. I only heard one shot, then left. I know 17 dB reduction is not enough, but does standing 5 meters away reduce some sound? After I left, I heard no ringing or anything, but my own voice sounded weird, like during a cold? My hearing was noticeably less sensitive, however, and I'm really worried that it screwed them up permanently. It's been six days, and there has been little improvement in my hearing. When it's quiet, I hear a very faint ringing in my right ear that sometimes dissapeares, as well as some faint white noise. I went to an ENT today and he prescribed me Merilson Eisai. Will it help? Should I take it? It's more for vertigo, but apparently it can improve blood circulation to the inner ear. Any help is strongly appreciated.
     
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    Infern0 responded:
  • IMPORTANT: One more thing, yesterday my ears rang briefly. My left ear rang for 5 seconds, then the sound dissapeared. Same thing happened to my right ear later, and it happened one more time. What does this brief ringing mean?
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    atti_editor responded:
    Here is some information on tinnitus (ringing in the ears) that you may find helpful to read through: http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/understanding-tinnitus-basics As the article says, it's not uncommon for the ringing to come and go as you explain is happening to you. The best thing that you can do is to continue to work with your ENT to hopefully find something to lessen or stop the ringing. Alcohol, cigarettes, caffeinated beverages , stress and fatigue can make tinnitus worse in some people. So if you notice your symptoms are worse when you eat or drink different things, you might try avoiding them to see if that helps.

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