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Ear Tubes
Old 11th April 2018
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Unhappy Ear Tubes

Anyone have ear tubes put in as an adult and want to reassure me? Had both sides done today to relieve eustachian pressure. Now my hearing is a bit boxy, like an EQ is on with a 300-500hz push, and it sounds rolled off under that. Anyone’s experience match this? How long did it take to adjust?

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Old 11th April 2018
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Very curious to hear others' experiences with this, as I may have to have this procedure done in the coming months.

I've heard others say a similar thing to the OP, but the big question obviously is how long does it take to return to normal. If the OP could keep this thread posted on their experience over the next few months, I think it could be a great resource.

Cheers
Old 11th April 2018
  #3
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I'll make it a point to update here. All I've found in my 'net searches are threads on various forums where the person never came back with a followup on what happened to them.
Old 11th April 2018
  #4
You may want to also check out some YouTube videos on the subject.

Old 12th April 2018
  #5
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I'll make it a point to update here. All I've found in my 'net searches are threads on various forums where the person never came back with a followup on what happened to them.
That would be much appreciated. Good luck with the recovery.
Old 13th April 2018
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I went to my ENT’s office for a followup today and spoke with a Nurse Practitioner. She said she can’t guarantee it but feels confident this will resolve over a couple weeks as I heal from the surgery. If not we can look at removing the tubes. Will post again when I know more.
Old 13th April 2018
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Im allergic to alcohol. Iv had this issue when I started "Johnny 7 pack" every night.
Mucus fills up my ears from the inside.
First round of steroid injection my ears cleared up dramatically.
Took a round of antibiotics and kept drinking like it was my part time job.
The mucus drains into my ear tubes, gets infected.
Feels like Im on an airplane on the right side at all times.

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Old 15th April 2018
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Today is the fifth day after surgery and so far low-mids seem to be returning a bit in the left ear.
Old 16th April 2018
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Today is the fifth day after surgery and so far low-mids seem to be returning a bit in the left ear.
Glad to hear. And thanks for the updates - keep em coming!
Old 23rd April 2018
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At two weeks post-surgery, the bass response seems to have fully returned to the right ear. The left ear however is mostly useless, it feels like it has an infection though the doctor says there is none. I can't effectively hear from it, and tomorrow I'm having the tubes removed. I'll post back about what happens after they are out again.
Old 23rd April 2018
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Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
Old 24th April 2018
  #12
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At two weeks post-surgery, the bass response seems to have fully returned to the right ear. The left ear however is mostly useless, it feels like it has an infection though the doctor says there is none. I can't effectively hear from it, and tomorrow I'm having the tubes removed. I'll post back about what happens after they are out again.
Interesting. Glad to hear your right ear is returning to normal. Are you having them removed because of the hearing difficulties?
Old 24th April 2018
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Interesting. Glad to hear your right ear is returning to normal. Are you having them removed because of the hearing difficulties?
In part because of the lack of bass and in part because one ear seems to be having drainage issues after the tubes were installed.
Old 29th April 2018
  #14
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I had the tubes removed Tuesday. By today I'd say the bass is fully restored in one ear, and mostly so in the other, though it's hard to tell from excess ringing in that one. The doctor predicts that the ringing will continue to subside.
Old 29th April 2018
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Great to hear. Sounds like you're well on your way to a full recovery.

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I had the tubes removed Tuesday. By today I'd say the bass is fully restored in one ear, and mostly so in the other, though it's hard to tell from excess ringing in that one. The doctor predicts that the ringing will continue to subside.
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