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Old 05-25-2013, 11:56 AM
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My wife and I went to the indoor range today so i can teach her how to handle a 9mm and a shotgun
Went through 100 rnds 9mm fmj
25 rnds federal target loads
15 rnds Winchester 00 buck
After I took off my ear protection
Howard Leight inserts my left ear feels plugged up like i did not take off the inserts I can hear but it's a weird sensation no ringing and I don't have a cold It feels like an echo chamber
Went to urgent care doctor said no earwax or bleeding he said it might go away on its own in a couple of days if not I have to go to an EENT.
Anyone here had this happen to them before ? Thanks
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Old 05-25-2013, 1:46 PM
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What?
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Old 05-25-2013, 1:51 PM
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Old 05-25-2013, 1:53 PM
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Sorry......just screwing around. There are little tubes that go from your ears and into the back of your throat that are for equalizing pressure between the atmosphere and your ears. You may have a little blockage there or something. Does it feel like your ear needs to pop? I have found that anytime I have had any issues going on with my ears.......rinsing them with warm water works wonders. I would start there. That or if you haven't already, do the old plug your nose and blow real hard with your mouth closed to see if it will pop
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Old 05-25-2013, 2:39 PM
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Sorry......just screwing around. There are little tubes that go from your ears and into the back of your throat that are for equalizing pressure between the atmosphere and your ears. You may have a little blockage there or something. Does it feel like your ear needs to pop? I have found that anytime I have had any issues going on with my ears.......rinsing them with warm water works wonders. I would start there. That or if you haven't already, do the old plug your nose and blow real hard with your mouth closed to see if it will pop
Yeah I tried that. I just hope it goes away and its nothing permanent
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Old 05-25-2013, 3:49 PM
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Same thing happened to a friend. They drove from the bay up to Skyline
to take pictures. On the way up, his ears became plugged. He tried
the fake yawning trick, but could not clear ears. They were still plugged
when he went to bed that night.

Next morning the plugged feeling was gone, but his ears were ringing.
They still ring now, years later.

BTW, THE number one disability claimed by returning vets is ear ringing.

I hope you only have a temp condition.
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I use 30+ NPR regular muffs doubled with plugs that have a minimum NPR rating of at least 30. Your hearing is your friend
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Old 05-25-2013, 7:22 PM
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I had a similar issue happen last year. One of the muff's did not have a good seal around my ear, due to the arm of my eye protection. After a couple days of nothing working, I filled my ear with ear wax removal solution and let do it's job. Kind of like drain-o in the sink. All better the next day.

Best of luck to you.....Hearing loss/ringing is no joke!
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TJMorales: I strongly recommend you go see an ear doctor. NOT a non-doctor, or audiologist, but an M.D. I have a permanent hearing impairment in both ears.

Sometimes there can be something called, I believe, a transient ischemia, which is a temporary interruption in the blood supply to the nerve area in the ear, and can result in what you experienced. I think it is self-correcting but you need to be examined even if your hearing returns to normal, or near-normal.

Warning: I'm NOT a doctor, so don't rely on what I'm describing here. Get your ears examined by an M.D. ear specialist ASAP. They're now called "Otolaryngologist", and used to be called Ear, Nose, and Throat guys.
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I always double up on hearing protection ever since being sandwiched between someone shooting a .44 magnum in the lane to the left, and a 12 Gauge in the lane to the right.
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