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Cemelia_03

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Hi all.
Does flushing water directly into my ears worsen hyperacusis and tinnitus?
I have severe pain hyperacusis and tinnitus and the only way to calm or ease some of my excruciating pain is to flush it with water with a hose.

However...my condition seemed to get worse than ever.
Is it safe?

Please help me or advise me.
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Margy

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Dear Cemelia,

I think that the sudden noise of the water hitting your eardrum would cause your hyperacusis and tinnitus to get worse, at least for a little while.

Cool things feel good to burning ears, I know. I have often wished I could put something cold into my ear. The best thing I have found is some ice or other cool thing held up to my ear and the areas around the ears. But it’s a good idea to not put anything into your ears.
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gardennut

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Agree completely with Margy. Also it's not recommended to have ear wax removed by water irrigation as lots of doctors will do. this will make things worse........ Donna
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Agree completely with Margy. Also it's not recommended to have ear wax removed by water irrigation as lots of doctors will do. this will make things worse........ Donna

I strongly agree with both of you. I walked into the doctor with earwax build up and they proceeded to irrigate with a handheld syringe. Other than plugging, I was fine, I came out with a long list of symptoms including sudden hearing loss and extreme Hyperacusis. Audiologist says direct pressure caused nerve damage to the sealed inner ear system. That was 10 months and perilymph fistula surgery ago. A life changer.. No improvement yet )-8
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EDogg

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KFOregon,

So sorry to hear this happened to you. Hopefully you will be able to find a helpful strategy for your hyperacusis. I also have what you might call “extreme” hyperacusis with ear pain and I’m also from Oregon. I’ve made an appointment for a manual ear wax removal by an ENT soon. Hoping this won’t be to hard on my system but it’s gotta be done sometime.

Best,
EDogg
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KFOregon

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Hi Back Mr Dogg(excuse me assuming MR.)
How’d the cleaning go? I now use hy/peroxide drops every other week or so to keep clean. Maybe we could chat about Docs an what’s working?
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EDogg

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Mr. Dogg is correct!

I scheduled the cleaning in a couple weeks from now. I am also getting custom molds fitted for musicians earplugs. Thanks for sharing your strategies with the peroxide. I used that in the past, prior to hyperacusis onset, but wasn’t sure how my ear tissue would react to an oxidant. Glad to hear it’s working for you. You are always welcome to send me a PM if you’d like.

Best,
EDogg
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Aplomado

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Like they said, don't flush your ears with water.

Try cold compresses.  Also, there is are prescription numbing drops for the ear (benzocaine) which will help to some degree.  I used it sometime when my ears hurt a lot.

The only real solution to my ear pain is sound therapy.  Takes a long time though.  Your results may vary.
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