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One ear muffled hearing
I want to know if I am affected by the Reiter's Ear Kiss condition. Someone kissed my right ear two days ago and the suction caused a sharp ringing (1-2 seconds) that sounded between a microphone feedback and something spinning very fast. No abnormalities and no pain is experienced later. But because I was worried I have been testing my ears and my right ear is very noticeably weaker - softer, muffled/covered, "protected" from high frequency sounds. There is a very subtle cotton like feeling in the ear but that could be my own bias. Having said that, my right ear was always weaker because 1) I had a right canal clearing minor surgery at 5 years old, 2) during flights only my right ear has significant pain, 3) I always suspected my right ear was weak from everyday music listening. I want to know 1) If this is anything serious - does the 1-2 second sharp ringing indicate any permanent or irreversible damage? 2) Do I need urgent checkup or can I just visit a doctor whenever I am free.
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Yes, it is possible that the high suction force of a passionate kiss over the ear could traumatically rupture the eardrum causing the high-pitched sound called tinnitus. This will heal spontaneously but could leave a residual hearing loss. For this reason, please consult an ENT surgeon immediately to examine you and do the needful so that the eardrum heals correctly without leaving you permanently deaf!
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