Tinnitus from Ear Wax Drops and Foam Plugs

Discussion in 'Support' started by Aelk5579, Apr 8, 2017.

    1. Aelk5579

      Aelk5579 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      5 days
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Shooting 9mm

      I have been frequenting indoor gun range and using ear plugs and ear muffs to mask the noise. Last week I stuffed the foam ear plug an it too far and also put some moldeable ear block on top of the ear plug and I immediately felt sharp pain. I think the moldeable plugs pushed the foam plugs too far in.

      The next day my ear felt stuffy and full so I assumed it was ear wax compacted by the foam plug. I used some ear wax drops (waxsol) but the next day I woke up I had terrible ringing and the fullness feeling is still there.

      Went to the GP yesterday and he said I have an inner ear infection. Gave me some antibiotics which I am now taking.

      Not sure how ear plugs can cause an ear infection and how ear drops can cause t.

      Do you think the t will subside after the infection? Ear still feels blocked.

      Also would it be a good idea to continue going to the range?
    2. Nikopol

      Nikopol Member

      Bratislava, Slovenská republika
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown (sinuses, stress or cervical...doc opinions differ)
      Generally it does and for now avoid all loud noises, of course including gun range.

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