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Re: Ears

Post by Wyre » Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:56 pm

Also, where does the science sit on whether it is cold wind or cold water that contributes to exostosis? Or is it a combination?
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Re: Ears

Post by buddy » Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:33 pm

It's exposure to cold.
So on the east coast the water is not so cold but when you get moisture in your ear with a cold winter Sou westerly you'll start to get it.

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Re: Ears

Post by foamy » Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:49 pm

Cold winds on wet ears. Supposedly, one ear can be worse than the other if there is a prevailing wind.

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Re: Ears

Post by buddy » Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:04 pm

Yep, south coast and east coast of oz you expect right ear to be worse. West coast the left ear.

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Re: Ears

Post by Wyre » Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:37 pm

Ah ok. So if these plugs are letting in a bit of water, but protect from wind they may be ok.
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Post by channels » Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:41 pm

Wyre wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:37 pm
Ah ok. So if these plugs are letting in a bit of water, but protect from wind they may be ok.
The only way to keep them completely dry is Blu tac. I have the surf ears and a little bit still gets in but now they are dry for longer, hearing has improved significantly and th blockages have stopped.

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Re: Ears

Post by Beanpole » Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:14 pm

Yeah, they aren't supposed to eliminate all water just stop surges. I always thought it was kind of obvious my right ear was worse since I grew up getting whacked in the ear by a variety of North Coast Point Breaks. The perforated ones allow you to hear quite well.

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Re: Ears

Post by Wyre » Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:25 pm

Beanpole wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:14 pm
Yeah, they aren't supposed to eliminate all water just stop surges. I always thought it was kind of obvious my right ear was worse since I grew up getting whacked in the ear by a variety of North Coast Point Breaks. The perforated ones allow you to hear quite well.
Ok gotcha. So, in warm water eg Hawaii surfers ear would be less of a thing. Cheers BP.
Tried them again with this in mind and they seem pretty good. Thanks all!
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Post by RickyG » Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:38 pm

Since posting I went to a specialist ear wax remover in bondi junction and it was a disappointment. It seems my right ear is so bad she couldnt suction it properly .she showed me a video of my ear canal and its completely shut. The left isn't much better. Looks like I need an ent specialist in the short term to clean it out, then look at the drill soon. I've been close to deaf the last few days and its driving me mental.
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Re: Ears

Post by Wyre » Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:28 pm

Shithouse Ricky G.

Yeah it is horrible when you can't hear properly, very frustrating.

I heard a tale recently about a man who was involved in an accident in India which had him in an Indian hospital where he picked up a stomach worm.

A few months after that, he was rock climbing in Oz and ended up falling in a remote area. Didn't eat for days and when they eventually got him to hospital and were fixing him up, the worm came out of his mouth to munch on the glycerol on his lips.

Perhaps you could fast for a while and rub some sugar on your ears?

Could take the term 'earworm' to a whole new level!
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Re: Ears

Post by offshore1 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:21 am

Just remember Ricky, Wyre's not a doctor, but that sounds foolproof.

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Re: Ears

Post by Cranked » Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:52 am

Trev wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:36 pm
^
I already have high frequency hearing loss and tinnitus.
No way I'd be trying to flush my own ears out.
But I'd understand done carefully itd probably be OK.
Like boo I use a soft rubber syringe. I've been using them for over 50 years, its virtually impossible to do any damage.
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Re: Ears

Post by Trev » Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:07 am

Cranked wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:52 am
Trev wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:36 pm
^
I already have high frequency hearing loss and tinnitus.
No way I'd be trying to flush my own ears out.
But I'd understand done carefully itd probably be OK.
Like boo I use a soft rubber syringe. I've been using them for over 50 years, its virtually impossible to do any damage.
Fortunately, I don't have to.
Yet. :-o
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Re: Ears

Post by RickyG » Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:00 pm

My wife often syringes her own ears, and quickly and painlessly get a couple of pea-sized lumps of wax out with no dramas. I've tried it a few times with little success - understandable given the ear canal's closed shut
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Re: Ears

Post by Trev » Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:22 pm

RickyG wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:00 pm
My wife often syringes her own ears, and quickly and painlessly get a couple of pea-sized lumps of wax out with no dramas. I've tried it a few times with little success - understandable given the ear canal's closed shut
I've got a great hammer drill here.
Just let me know what size hole you want and I'll fix it for you.
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Re: Ears

Post by RickyG » Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:48 pm

Trev wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:22 pm
RickyG wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:00 pm
My wife often syringes her own ears, and quickly and painlessly get a couple of pea-sized lumps of wax out with no dramas. I've tried it a few times with little success - understandable given the ear canal's closed shut
I've got a great hammer drill here.
Just let me know what size hole you want and I'll fix it for you.
Cheaps. #*!
Yeah, I'm sure there's some backyard operators who'll have a look at it for me on the cheap :lol:
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Re: Ears

Post by Wyre » Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:41 pm

Ok, could someone tell me whether the temperature of the wind makes a difference?

Say for example these cold water upwellings with a nor'easter. Cold water in the ears, warm wind. I presume that any wind on your water filled ear is a problem?
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Re: Ears

Post by godsavethequeen » Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:01 pm

Can you see this https://reader.elsevier.com/reader/sd/p ... 265A535452, Wyre?

I think it's open access. The Discussion section and onward references probably have most of what you're looking for. A skim seems to suggest that there's quite a lot of 'may' and not a lot of certainty though
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