I woke up yesterday morning to my left ear sounding like a broken speaker. I have not been sick lately but I do listen to music through my earphones often. I tried holding my nose and blowing but to no avail. My right ear is fine but when I put headphones on and listen to music, my left ear sounds like a bust speaker. Any ideas?
In an entity called noise induced hearing loss, the hearing loss is due to exposure to either a sudden, loud noise or exposure to loud noises for a period of time. A dangerous sound is anything that is 85 dB or higher. You will need to consult your primary care physician for further evaluation, who may then refer you to an ENT specialist if needed.
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