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Ear numbness and then humming sound after attending live concert. What are my options?

Hello doctor, 10 days back i attended a live concert and i was sitting in a front row; after the show my right ear was numb for 30 mins and then i started hearing humming sound very mild like air flowing fast in the ears and it is been 10 days. i still feel the same. Please let me know what my options are and how to get rid of this sound in ears.
Asked On : Sun, 25 Nov 2012
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This is not an uncommon problem after exposure to loud sounds and is known as a temporary threshold shift
It is basically your ear telling you please don't shout , otherwise I will stop listening
Tinnitus ( or the humming sound you are getting ) usually lasts for a few days, but if the ear is recurrently exposed to loud sounds, these changes may be permanent

10 days is a lot , but I would still allow your body to slowly re - adapt

Medical treatment is usually not helpful , BUT , you should avoid any further exposure to loud sounds

Persistant exposure to loud sounds may result in permanent damage to the sensitive inner ear , and may even cause permanent deafness
Answered: Fri, 25 Oct 2013
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