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goingcrazy

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experiencing sharp ear pain
« on: March 31, 2009, 04:06:32 PM »
Hi,

I have been experiencing sharp ear pain in the complex where I reside. I sleep with ear plugs on they do not block the pain. I have been to an ear doctor and as I suspected there is nothing wrong with my ears. I am guessing its some sort of electrical component, a high powered amp or flat screen television, I don't know. Does anyone what this could be and what the remedy for this could be?

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Re: experiencing sharp ear pain
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2009, 11:25:28 PM »
Im not sure what to say here...do you notice any reduction from when the earplugs are in your ears and when they are not?
if not you might want to try headsets and see if that delivers a reduction.
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goingcrazy

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Re: experiencing sharp ear pain
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2009, 05:59:41 PM »
I had some custom earplugs made and they do help. I have just ordered a headset. If this does not work I guess I will just have to move even though it means breaking the lease.

johnbergstromslc

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Re: experiencing sharp ear pain
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2009, 10:35:39 PM »
Are you saying that the noise level causes pain or something else?  It generally takes 130+ dB of noise to actually cause physical pain in the ear. 

If you have a sharp, stabbing pain in your ear and your apartment is quiet, then I'd suspect the cause is medical.  Magnetic or electrical fields won't cause the effect you describe (at least magnetic fields outside a physics laboratory).  There are, however, many types of neuropathy/neuralgia that will.  Earplugs might put pressure on the nerve and relieve the pain, but they are a temporary solution. 

You might want to consult a neurologist.  Your ears might be working perfectly, but the nerves surrounding them may not be.