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Possible ear damage from unprotected MRI (without earplugs).?
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Possible ear damage from unprotected MRI (without earplugs).?

Hello, Two Days ago (on 17 of July 2010) I had an MRI for my shoulder. Unfortunately I did it without earplugs. It was about 25 minutes of very loud noice. The sound was vey annoying but I didn't feel ear pain. After the MRI exam everything sounded muffled for a while (about 10 minutes). Now two days after, I think that my ears are more sensitive in louder sounds and I hear much louder sounds like aircondition, cars, etc. I'm a afraid If I have a permanent problem like hyperacusis!!!! Please, could you tell me, is there a possibility like this? In the past I didn't have any ear problems! Was my mistake (not to wear ear plugs during the MRI exam) fatal for the safety and health of my ears!? What do you advice me? Thank you so much!
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