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Duuuum, Da Dum Dum, Eardrum!

I was wondering if any of you have dealt with this. Both of my eardrums are completely without feeling. I have no sensation of touching them when I am cleaning my ears. I have sleep apnea, and therefore wear a mask, which in the past has popped my eardrums. The pressure was adjusted, my eardrums healed and that was that. I never had any loss of sensation from that.

So for about six months now, my right eardrum has had no sensation, and for about the last 3 months, my left one has been the same. My ears pop and crackle whenever my facial spasticity is really peaking, and I was wondering if anyone has any thoughts as to if the loss of sensation might have something to do with the spasticity,. or if any of you have dealt with similar experiences.

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hi john i have been experiencing over the last few months some weird sort of similar experiences.so here goes numbness on right side of face also noticed just a few days ago that my left side now feels numb to touch weird tingling sensations in chin, lost my heARING
in my right ear for a few hours .now have been experiencing what may be trigeminal neuralgia pain in face jaw feels like nerve roots of my teeth but i went to the dentist and he cant find anything wrong. also i have been feeling numbness in top of neck and it feels like my hearing is tuned out. this becomes worse with exercise.
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I going to start an issue here, but you should not be sticking things in your ears.  Never put anything smaller than your elbow in your ear canal.  Cerumen (earwax) should fall out or can be gently washed out with Cerumenex or another ear wash.  The number one cause of impacted ear wax is CTAs. (cotton tipped applicators.)  If you are having sensory issues with your ears, this is even more dangerous.

While we are at it, there are some other things we should consider.  Diabetics with loss of feeling and vascular issues in their feet are advised not to cut their own toe nails.  If you have a loss of feeling in your feet, it is better to have DH/DW/DP do it, get a pedi, or have a podiatrist do it.  You many never notice the nick or ingrown toe nail, or the infection that sets in.  This is typical advise for anyone with sensory compromise  in their feet (Hanson's disease, Diabetics, and some of us.)  

We all have different heath problems, but we should avoid doing something unnecessary to ourselves.

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338416 tn?1420045702
Oh, that's a good point.  I have a real problem with trimming my toenails, because my toes are numb - I have to be careful not to cut too close and trim off flesh, because I have no warning signal that I'm cutting too deep.

I don't know about you, but if I use a q-tip and press too hard, I can tear up the inside of my eardrum, and I'll get a sore ear or ear infection.
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1312898 tn?1314568133
Hi Johnny,

The only thing I have that is somewhat similar is some numbness on lower portion of my face.  My ears are OK, I don't really think about them.

I don't have spasticity in my face so for me it isn't due to that.

Have you had a chance to talk to your doctor about this?  If not I hope you do soon!

Sorry this is happening to you.

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