Could Inserting Earplug or Earpiece Too Fast Have Stretched My Eardrum or Caused Permanent Damage?

Discussion in 'Support' started by missingsilence, Jan 6, 2021.

    1. missingsilence

      missingsilence Member Benefactor

      Hell on Earth
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Who am I kidding, its got to be noise :/
      Hi everyone,

      I was curious if anyone has had a bad experience with inserting an earplug too fast. I was wondering, because I had something similar happen to me when I was at the audiologist and they did an Otoacoustic Emissions test. They were unable to get the rubber earpiece (kind of like an earplug or earbud) into my ear and the technician applied pressure and it still wouldn't go in. It then suddenly aligned with my ear canal and entered rapidly. I had a brief moment of pain. This was over a year or two ago, yet that ear feels like it clicks and cracks more than the other. I try to move my jaw to have it pop and I feel like my eardrum or Eustachian Tube is moving.It is also the side where I feel like my nose is chronically stuffy.

      Could such a sudden insertion have permanently stretched my eardrum or caused permanent damage? I have had the ear looked at since then and the eardrum was not perforated.

      This has been bugging me lately.

    2. Brooklyn NY

      Brooklyn NY Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      November 5, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      probably pepto bismo and aspercreme
      Hi, sorry to hear about your situation. After 3 years of having tinnitus, I think the danger with ear plugs is more in taking them out too quickly and forcefully, not in inserting them. Good luck.
    3. BreachOfEuphoria

      BreachOfEuphoria Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Have you had ALL of your nerve canals from your teeth checked with an x-ray recently? Especially important if you have any root canals on teeth.

      I ask because I had a "silent" infection from molar into jawbone and sinuses. And probably from jawbone to ear and then ending in the spine. For years and years. This has impacted my life very much in a negative manner.

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