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Unread postAuthor: PCGUY » Fri Dec 29, 2006 1:04 pm

Long story short... went shooting some guns. Everything was fine till I shot a .41 magnium. Left ear started ringing, so I stopped shooting. Stopped ringing a few hours later.

No, did not have ear protection :cry:.

Now almost 24 hours later, my left ear still feels weird. Everything sounds as if I have water in that ear, but nothing will come out.

Am I screwed or will this go away in a few days?
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Unread postAuthor: Deko » Fri Dec 29, 2006 1:12 pm

that same thing happened to me when shooting with a friend it went away after 2-3 days for me, i never shot without ear protection again
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Unread postAuthor: Bluetooth » Fri Dec 29, 2006 1:15 pm

That happend to before but it was in the morning and the next morning it was gone.
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Unread postAuthor: ProfessorAmadeus » Fri Dec 29, 2006 3:08 pm

It may or may not be there forever. Stuff like guns can mess up your ears really bad. My hunters safety teacher lost most of his hear when he worked at the gun range and didnt wear ear protection. I hope it gets better but if it doesnt go to the doctor.
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Unread postAuthor: Deko » Fri Dec 29, 2006 3:15 pm

ProfessorAmadeus wrote:It may or may not be there forever. Stuff like guns can mess up your ears really bad. My hunters safety teacher lost most of his hear when he worked at the gun range and didnt wear ear protection. I hope it gets better but if it doesnt go to the doctor.


if he worked at a range without ear protection he would be exposed to the loud sounds constantly and not just a shot form a .41 magnium, most likely it will go away in a few days but it is possible that it can do dammage, and if it doesnt go away i would just take ProfessorAmadeus's advise and go to the doctor, but chances are it wont do any serious damage from a single shot
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Unread postAuthor: Pete Zaria » Fri Dec 29, 2006 3:35 pm

PCGUY,
Anytime your ears ring after you shoot, you did very slight hearing damage. 95% chance it's not permanent and will go away within a few days. However, your hearing will never be exactly the same.

When I shoot anything bigger than a .22 I use foam ear plugs and then those big headphones-type hearing protectors over those. I <3 my ears and would like them to still work when I'm 60.

Having said that, the .41 mag is one of my alltime favorite guns. Was it yours?

Peace,
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Fri Dec 29, 2006 6:21 pm

Water sounds in the ear is/are symtems of a inner ear infection. If it starts to hurt/ach you will need a doctor. You will know in a day or two.
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Unread postAuthor: rna_duelers » Fri Dec 29, 2006 11:37 pm

Actualy I know this very feeling happend to me about 3 days ago,was doing shooting with a 243 rifle or is that .243?

The feeling and noise you hear(or lack there of)Should pass soon.There is going to be some permanent damage to your hearing but it will mainly be to higher pitch noises or so my father said.

My hearing was better after about 2 days so dont sweet it.Although if it does continue see a health care profesional.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:04 am

jrrdw wrote:Water sounds in the ear is/are symtems of a inner ear infection. If it starts to hurt/ach you will need a doctor. You will know in a day or two.


woah i've been on the computer too long I thought you said he would die in a day or two :oops:

PCGUY get some q-tips and spend 20min shoving them in your ear.
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