The ear that I possibly have hearing loss in is my left ear (10dB at 4kHz). While the T in my right (healthy, 0dB up til 16kHz) ear is 10x louder, my left ear (and that side of my face) feels like it's been blasted off my head by a shotgun, like there is no sensory input from that ear, jaw half, or cheek whatsoever. Basically the whole ear canal feels like it's been filled with liquid cement, and the jaw and neck muscles surrounding my left ear feel numb as well, like they're constantly injected with novocaine. My question is, how do I know if this immense pain/numbness is from hearing loss, or something else? It seems like most of the people with hearing loss I've met never noticed that they were losing their hearing, one day they woke up after losing 40dB either gradually or suddenly (like from a gunshot) and couldn't hear people over the phone, and had pure-tone T. I don't have any significant level of hearing loss. I didn't even notice that my left ear was "tinnier" than the right and felt full of mud until I lost a tiny bit of hearing. Why does the left side of my face feel like it's been exposed to some traumatic injury, like a bomb blast, when it's lost no significant amount of hearing? Also, when it's dead silent, is your head supposed to feel pressurized, like it's going to explode?