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Odd Question... from a 2 channel Guy..

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Been awhile since I have listen to my system, just 2 channel that is. I have a nice HT system consisting of Dynaudio Speakers/Pioneer Elite Receiver as a Pre/Pro 90% for HT. Well I have always had a Int. Amp or Pre/Amp and Amp that I wheel out for stricktly my 2 channel listening. Well today I noticed some thing not right, my left speaker seemed louder than my right, no Balance controls on my Music Fidelity KW-500 Int. Amp, so I tried a old Marantz Int. Amp with same results.. Changed out cables etc etc.. Same results, thought it was the tweeter, nope.... It is my hearing.... Gulp!! Seems like my left ear hears higher frequencies better, never noticed this before, so I went up-stairs and did the ear wax removal with water etc... I know odd! But some stuff did come out and improved listening but still left ear seems to pick up higher frequencies better, switched speakers around and now it seems a tad better... I did also notice when I used a Q-Tip( I don't use these normally) that my right ear hurt, anyone ever have this problem? Sorry for the long winded post!

Equipment used:
Musical Fidelity KW-500 Int. Amp
Consonance Droplet CD Player
Dynaudio Confidence C2 Speakers
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Ok this sounds weird....i'll be the first to say.........
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Thread Starter 
Ditto to that, I have always had very very good hearing. I haven't been too very many loud concerts in my life and I rarely listen to music loud. So it is weird.....
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Go to an ear doctor and have both ears cleaned out and then have a hearing test(the one doctor will do both). What you have done is forced the wax further in even though it looks clean. After all is done and you know what your hearing ability is, then go back to your hi fi adjusting. Generally cases such as this are due solely to wax but don't use that as a basis for not going to a doctor since you can end up with more problems due to what you have done so far. I'm not an ear doctor but I did handle medical malpractice claims for 35 years.
Richard
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Richard: Thanks for the info, but have one of those kits that do that, and I never use a Q-Tip, after I cleaned them out I used one but still the high Frequencies are off in my right ear which seems odd. But you are right on one thing a ENT is the person to see now.. Sorry for the odd post but I thought it was my equipment, and right now I wish it was...
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Originally Posted by Garman View Post

Richard: Thanks for the info, but have one of those kits that do that, and I never use a Q-Tip, after I cleaned them out I used one but still the high Frequencies are off in my right ear which seems odd. But you are right on one thing a ENT is the person to see now.. Sorry for the odd post but I thought it was my equipment, and right now I wish it was...

After handling numerous medical malpractice claims, it was very obvious to me that people who started out as their own ear doctor generally always made it worst and occasionally even lost a substantial amount of their hearing in one ear. They always tried blaming the doctor. In every case of that type that I handled, every attorney eventually withdrew his claim. Of course there were legitimate claims which were paid.
Richard
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I am not a medical professional, but I do know about these things. Never, never, never stick a Q-tip or anything else in your ear. You probably pushed the cerumen further into the canal. Hope that you didn't tear your eardrum. Proper care and time is the only thing that will help you now.

I believe your story. It happened to me.

Doug
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