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what? what? WHAT??? i cant ear u

Post by mustkillmulloway » Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:37 pm

:cry:

going tho some sort adult grommethood @ the moment....lots water time ...mostly in slop :roll:

i 'm finding...my ears are keeping the water in

and my communication skills ( which we all know aren't the best start with :lol: ) are really suffering @ work

they remain blocked for hours...a ear bud will sometimes 'pop"em and i can hear again

just got some audiswim...but loath try it

any natural remedys anyone care suggest :?: ..prefer if i don't have sell the car use em/ afford them :cry:
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Post by Trev » Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:57 am

Be careful with the ear bud, Bud. :shock: Don't want to damage your ear drum.
I suffer from it too from time to time. Strangely (because you wouldn't expect it to make any difference) it's worse when my hair is short. Longer, with some hair hanging around the ears seems to reduce the force of water hitting the opening somehow.
Over the years I've tried a few ear plugs but having them in affects my balance a bit (not much to start with either :oops: ).
Or you could get one of those surf hats which do up under your chin. The straps widen out to cover your ears.
ps. I'm working next week, which I was anyway, but I've added on a couple of days the following week (need a few hundred i na hurry 8) )
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Post by alakaboo » Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:50 am

rubbing alcohol. you can also flush out your ears with a syringe in the shower with warm water, clear out some wax.

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Post by mustkillmulloway » Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:33 pm

well....despite my better judgement i'm off to the docs tommorrow :shock:

told several times today at work...in louder and louder voices :oops:

i have get it looked at

they kinda fill up after 20 mins in the surf than they stay full for hours

hoping it's just wax and they can syringe it out.....cause no butchers going near my ears :!:

anyone tried fillin there ears with peroxide to let it melt the wax :?:
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Post by alakaboo » Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:09 pm

don't do that.
try hot water in the shower, gentle syringe.
Then once the wax comes out (it'll melt and make your neck feel odd) and you're dry then put rubbing alcohol in

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Post by mustkillmulloway » Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:49 pm

it's fixed :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

omg....why is everything so loud :lol:

was a bit skin half detached fully blocking my ear drum

a sharp knife, pair forceps ...45 seconds pain

and....it's like a miracle 8)
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Post by Slowman » Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:56 am

Good to hear that it's fixed. I'm guessing you have surfer's ear too? I don't think anyone gets way without it. My ears block from time to time and Aqua Ear seems to help clear them. It's also gotten bad enough to see an ENT specialist and he removed some polyps too.

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Post by WANDERER » Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:50 am

I've just purchased a pack of Doc's pro plugs, sick of the blu-tac and even more sick (Literally!) of the ear infections, will probably have to get the drill out down the track at some stage.

Anyone here tried or is a user of Docs proplugs? verdict?

I'm willing to give them a go, especially considering the alternative is surgery!
http://www.proplugs.com/
http://surf.transworld.net/1000077285/f ... symposium/

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Post by RickyG » Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:07 pm

WANDERER wrote:I've just purchased a pack of Doc's pro plugs, sick of the blu-tac and even more sick (Literally!) of the ear infections, will probably have to get the drill out down the track at some stage.

Anyone here tried or is a user of Docs proplugs? verdict?

I'm willing to give them a go, especially considering the alternative is surgery!
http://www.proplugs.com/
http://surf.transworld.net/1000077285/f ... symposium/
I never used them but had to do it for both my boys when they had grommets in their ears. The bastards kept falling out, even with those silly neoprene headbands wrapped around their heads to hold them in.

Turned me off trying them myself in the surf. I've actually stopped using bluetack too but need to get back in the habit (luckily I don't get infections, it's just annoying having the water swishing around in there).
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Post by BA » Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:36 pm

RickyG wrote:
WANDERER wrote:I've just purchased a pack of Doc's pro plugs, sick of the blu-tac and even more sick (Literally!) of the ear infections, will probably have to get the drill out down the track at some stage.

Anyone here tried or is a user of Docs proplugs? verdict?

I'm willing to give them a go, especially considering the alternative is surgery!
http://www.proplugs.com/
http://surf.transworld.net/1000077285/f ... symposium/
I never used them but had to do it for both my boys when they had grommets in their ears. The bastards kept falling out, even with those silly neoprene headbands wrapped around their heads to hold them in.

Turned me off trying them myself in the surf. I've actually stopped using bluetack too but need to get back in the habit (luckily I don't get infections, it's just annoying having the water swishing around in there).
I use them in Winter. They do tend to fall out when there's a bit of power in the waves. Lost a couple over the years. But they do work and are comfortable. Better than surgery down the track.

Make sure you get the right size. It makes all the difference.
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Post by Beanpole » Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:18 pm

I've used them for 15 to 20 years. Only lost one a couple of times. Ditch the cord. Just make sure they fit right.
I used to just use one but now use two. Had my ear drill many years ago as well. I think theyre great because they don't effect hearing at all.

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Post by omar » Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:24 pm

I had one ear drilled over 30 years ago and don't want to go through that again.
I used the Pro Plugs for quite a long time but found the elastic cords a nuisance.
Haved used blue tack and just recently started using ear putty which are clear silicon plugs which you shape like blue tack ( but less messy) and mould to the shape of your outer ear. They are about $7 at the chemist

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Post by RickyG » Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:34 am

omar wrote:I had one ear drilled over 30 years ago and don't want to go through that again.
I used the Pro Plugs for quite a long time but found the elastic cords a nuisance.
Haved used blue tack and just recently started using ear putty which are clear silicon plugs which you shape like blue tack ( but less messy) and mould to the shape of your outer ear. They are about $7 at the chemist

I used that too but one fell out after a small wipeout so figured they're not worth the hassle.

Interesting to hear that losing the proplugs isn't such an issue. Might give them a try.
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Post by Damage » Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:57 pm

OK well after a trip to the Maldives and a subsequently cnut-ish ear infection I have just discovered that I have bony growths that have almost closed up both of my ear canals and I have to get them drilled out.

Crap!

Guess I better read through this thread then.

PS: Am getting Clive Chappell the ENT bloke who has worked out of DY for 30 years. Anyone know him?

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Post by Damage » Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:01 pm

oh right, there's only a dozen posts or so.

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Post by swvic » Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:10 pm

No direct experience, but a good mate has long suffered. Had one ear drilled out ten or twelve yrs ago. Lots of pain and a longish recovery. Other ear done last year. Same surgeon, updated technique. Way less pain and suffering apparently. Quicker recovery. All the best
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Post by Trev » Fri Jun 17, 2016 4:31 pm

Have read some scary reports but swvic's update holds out hope for a reasonable solution.
Wishing you all the best.
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Post by Beanpole » Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:08 am

I've used pro plugs for probably 15 years.....without the cord. Rarely lose them. Usually if you don't put them in properly or if they are getting old. Usually just wear them out after a couple of years use.
I think I'm probably due to have another round of drilling but after the last round I'm avoiding it. It's one thing to have slight hearing loss and blocked ears but when it hits 90% it starts to seriously effect your life.

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