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    Last week, I walked a half-mile in windy and cold temps without a hat. I don't perceive any change in my hearing, but especially in the morning my ears crackle and pop. I got some Afrin, and am using that, and frequently pinch my nose and blow lightly.

    I am wondering if my earmolds focused wind impacting on my eardrums and stretched them slightly, or is it just eustachian tube congestion unrelated to that dumb hatless walk?

    No symptoms of ear infection, yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MCB View Post
    Last week, I walked a half-mile in windy and cold temps without a hat. I don't perceive any change in my hearing, but especially in the morning my ears crackle and pop. I got some Afrin, and am using that, and frequently pinch my nose and blow lightly.

    I am wondering if my earmolds focused wind impacting on my eardrums and stretched them slightly, or is it just eustachian tube congestion unrelated to that dumb hatless walk?

    No symptoms of ear infection, yet.
    To get yourself some peace of mind why don't you call your audi or ENT and see what they think. It could also be that your ears need a good cleaning.
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    EEW! OK. Will make appt with GP first, since transportation to ear clinic is problematic. Thanks. Very simple if that is the problem.
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    8/27/12 Loss is progressive.
    6/21/13 Screening revealed no significant changes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MCB View Post
    EEW! OK. Will make appt with GP first, since transportation to ear clinic is problematic. Thanks. Very simple if that is the problem.
    Hopefully if your problem is wax it won't be as bad as Doc Jake's video.
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    It does seem to be getting better. Especially when wearing HA's. Still need to make appt with doctor, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Jake View Post
    That was disgusting. How does anyone let that happen?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Chambers View Post
    That was disgusting. How does anyone let that happen?
    Talk to a ENT, it happens all the time. If your wax production and ear works correctly it will work its way out of the ear, however, if you produce too much wax and it doesn't work its way out of your ear then you will build it up and get a plug of wax.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Chambers View Post
    That was disgusting. How does anyone let that happen?
    You should have watched the other one that had a bug in his ear that laid eggs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KenP View Post
    You should have watched the other one that had a bug in his ear that laid eggs.
    Good grief. Have these people never seen a Q-Tip?
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