"Kiss of Deaf"?

Discussion in 'Support' started by RichardRR, Feb 28, 2015.

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    1. RichardRR
      Tired

      RichardRR Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2011
      So I was doing some research and I found out something called the kiss of deaf, which is where someone kisses someone on the ear and in rare instances it could create suction that pulls on the ear drum and damage the tiny bones in your ear, leading to T, hearing loss, hypercausis, muffled hearing, etc. This bugs me because I have been using these ear plugs (the rubber ones with the three rings) everyday for a long time, and they always create a sort of suction. I have even on multiple occasions have had them just yanked out.

      So my question is, would I know if those bones were messed up? I had a hearing test last week and it was normal, except some high frequency loss in my right ear (my T). I have fullness in my left ear, the ear I might think has something wrong with it due to the ear plugs, but the ENT couldn't find anything wrong.

      Thanks for reading!
       
    2. RichardRR
      Tired

      RichardRR Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2011
      Oh and also, does anyone know how much "suction force" is needed to cause damage to the ears?
       
    3. geg1992
      English

      geg1992 Member

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/12/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure + Antibiotics
      I wonder if it's the same with pushing the flap? Tragus is it? In to block sound. I wonder if that causes the same issues? As I do it a lot.
       
    4. RichardRR
      Tired

      RichardRR Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2011
      Could be, the ear is so sensitive I would believe most anything could hurt it /:
       
    5. stacey
      Bookworm

      stacey Member

      Location:
      New York, NY
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/15/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      wowww this is crazy how any thing can damage the ear and then boom its irreversible, scary. I hope others out there take care of their ears, I have seen little kids literally shouting in each others ears as a game! not good.
       
    6. Brianna
      No Mood

      Brianna Member Benefactor

      Location:
      US, NC (the progressive part :) )!
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      No clue - too many causes.
      Huh? In alllll my years dealing with hearing issues, I've never read that. I think I was about 8 years old when my ENT used a bulb (air bulb thing) he squeezed it to put a lot of air pressure & puncture my once intact eardrum to allow fluid to drain. I still remember it - pump, pump, pump ... (8 times) ... then punctured @1962. Quite honestly, I'd have to read it and verify the website with my own eyes. The suction from removing earplugs? I don't know about that either because in order to make things called "ear molds," soft material is pushed into your ear. It sets for ... I don't know 5-8 minutes then is removed with an impression of your ear. It's really packed in there and I've had audiologists/HA dealers lean against me to pull it out (while I kept saying, "Don't worry, it doesn't hurt and this is common.").

      You might notice a difference if there was a problem with the two moveable bones and the stapes with the footplate on the oval window. It would not be a high-frequency loss (sounds of s, z, f and others I've forgotten) as that tends to come from the inner ear and age and tinnitus, of course. If your eardrum is intact, they can see through it and my guess is a catscan or some sort of image can be taken to confirm this if you're worried.

      1. The reason you doubt your ENT is because _______?

      2. What do you mean by "fullness in my left ear"?

      I'm not a doctor or close to it. I've just been dealing with hearing issues since 1954 (eeek) and now tinnitus.
      I help friends understand their hearing loss and have a clean and accurate record with my accuracy (I tell them this is probably what you're experiencing) but your question is not the same as reading an audiogram.
       

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