Post subject: Damaged Eardrum ?
Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:37 pm
I went a little too far cleaning my left ear with a Q-tip awhile ago and I think I damaged something in my ear. The odd thing is I don't notice any change in my hearing as I would expect if I'd damaged my eardrum. Though, I'm not sure it's something I should expect but it would make sense to me.
What I do get though, is pain any time there is pressure in that ear. For instance if I fit my finger in my ear and seal the hole them slowly pull out as to create a tiny suction on the outside of my ear I get pain, and a distinctive pop sound when I release the pressure by taking my finger out. It doesn't do that with my right ear.
If I hiccup, cough, or yawn in a way that creates pressure over there I also get a quick pain and hear a pop too.