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Around three months ago my right ear was attacked by someone with a handheld sportshorn. After this traumatic incident everything I heard with my right ear sounded muffled and some high frequencies were less audible.
I also developed a tinnitus in the affected ear. My GP referred me to get a hearing test done, which showed a slight dip in frequencies in my right ear.
I was put on steroids and some other medication to stimulate blood flow to my ears.
After a month I went for another hearing test and luckily it was all healed. It turned out my hearing is extraordinary good and I was surprised to be told it was even better than most five year old children's hearing.
I'm currently waiting for my referral to an audiologist to start tinnitus treatment.
I've just noticed that when I put earplugs in, the tinnitus is much louder. I guess this is because all other sounds are drowned out and I notice it more. What I find very strange though is that with earplugs in, I can silence the tinnitus almost completely but only if I press my finger against it!
I can't work out why this is. My eardrum was also inspected but it was clean and healthy.
Another question I have regarding tinnitus is the travelling from one ear to the healthy ear. It never travels there comletely but I can sometimes still hear it in my "healthy" ear.
Also, since this incident my right ear is very sensitive to loud noises and it can feel painful after a loud day.
I wonder if all this is normal and part of a healing process?
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