When I Pull My Earlobe, My Hearing Improves in the Ear With Worse Tinnitus. Somebody the Same?

Discussion in 'Support' started by JohnnyMx, Mar 21, 2015.

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    1. JohnnyMx
      Sunshine

      JohnnyMx Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Apr/2013
      This is weird.

      I have bilateral tinnitus, but i have more problems in my left side . Its not the T that bothers me so much, i have reach some kind of habituation. The problems are my physical symptoms, ear pain, slight hearing loss in my left ear, eye pain etc...

      Well, some time ago, i have found, in my left ear, the one that i have a hearing loss of 25db at 6-8Khz, my ear where my Tinnitus sounds louder, and the same ear where i feel more fullness.... when i pull my ear lobe, i improve my hearing... i start to hear as well as in my RIGHT ear. I just compare it in the night with crickets outside. When they are far, i can hear them very well with my RIGHT ear... but if i plug my right ear i can't hear them with my LEFT ear... but if i pull the ear lobe of the left ear i start to hearing them as well as with the right one.

      That is weird, because my ENT, the self called in radio "Best ENT of the city", keep saying i dont have anything in my ears.. but this thing is crearly a physical problem.

      Someone with this same funny situation?

      Hopes for everyone!
       
    2. Stink

      Stink Member

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2000
      have your ears checked for wax.

      you sure it's not a mental experience? how can pulling your ear lobe improve your hearing?!
       
    3. MidnightOilAudio
      Wishful

      MidnightOilAudio Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2015
      Pulling on your earlobe can definitely affect your hearing.

      I had a wax buildup in my left ear roughly 2 years ago, and lost a bunch of high-frequency sensitivity. As it started to clear however, I could pull on my earlobe and kind of strut out my jaw, and the high frequencies would momentarily return. As soon as I let go of my earlobe, however, I would feel a pressure 'pop' and the dulling of high-frequencies would resume.
       
    4. JohnnyMx
      Sunshine

      JohnnyMx Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Apr/2013
      Hi!, how did you cleaned your wax?, because i've known that using the syringe method can worsen or affect your ears.

      Hope you are better now.
       
    5. MidnightOilAudio
      Wishful

      MidnightOilAudio Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2015
      I had the syringe method done 2 years ago. My wax was so impacted that it did nothing. I had no T back then, and it did not cause my T.

      After I got T in my left ear due to sinusitis/ear infection, I had the impacted wax removed via "scraper" tools by an ENT.
       
    6. RaZaH
      Not amused

      RaZaH Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Reykjavík, Iceland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012/04
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzo + loud noise
      Try putting your finger behind your ear and push the ear a bit forward , can you hear the same increase in top end ?
      If so it is because you are changing the deflection/reflection into your ear canal and therefore hearing a bit more clearly. Actually I would not be bothered by my hearing loss if my ears just stood out ...like an elf or something :p
       
    7. sweetga

      sweetga Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2016
      I was not prepared when a cold spell came. I got an earache due to not having a hat or ear protection. A few nights my ears were waxy and i had ear wax build up BAD. I got a 3.88$ earwax remover from wmart. It worked but i still cant hear clearly. I pull on the bottom of my ear, hear perfect. Then sometimes it pops. For a few moment i can jear clearly, but then its foggy again. :(
       

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