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Question
Posted by: Matt | 2011/08/08

Q.

left ear pain when i swim.

My left ear pains when i swim and at certain sound levels or frequencies my left ear give off a sound like radio static. My question is why?

Expert's Reply

A.

Hearing Expert

Hi Matt!

The complaint you have queried seems most likely as Swimmer's ear. This condition may produce the symptoms you have described and most often occurs when water enters the external ear canal. Generally, any inflammation of the external ear, such as: infections, allergies or skin conditions may lead to the development of Swimmer's ear.

Some individuals are more susceptible to developing Swimmer's ear than others. The most common bacteria responsible for this type of external ear infection are: Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Hence, it is imperative that you consult with your doctor or Ear Nose and Throat {ENT} specialist with regard to appropriate diagnosis,treatment and management of the above. It is also recommended that you use Swimplugs whenver you decide to swim.

Kind regards,
Tasveer
{Audiologist}

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Posted by: Hearing Care | 2011/08/08

Hi Matt!

The complaint you have queried seems most likely as Swimmer's ear. This condition may produce the symptoms you have described and most often occurs when water enters the external ear canal. Generally, any inflammation of the external ear, such as: infections, allergies or skin conditions may lead to the development of Swimmer's ear.

Some individuals are more susceptible to developing Swimmer's ear than others. The most common bacteria responsible for this type of external ear infection are: Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Hence, it is imperative that you consult with your doctor or Ear Nose and Throat {ENT} specialist with regard to appropriate diagnosis,treatment and management of the above. It is also recommended that you use Swimplugs whenver you decide to swim.

Kind regards,
Tasveer
{Audiologist}

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