hearing test, result?

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  1. indifference macrumors regular

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    As a child I had a hearing test result with this: 12 db for the left ear, and 7 db with the right ear. does anyone know what the db means, probably dessabels? and what the variance between right and left could be? also I am wondering, I had a canker soar for the first time this summer. I think that is what it was called, kinda a rash on the inner gum when I was at a wedding. Could that have been a reaction from benadryl, or what was it, heypatitis? i am not exactly sure what that is. I have never had this and you usually are supposed to get them all the time.
     
  2. themadchemist macrumors 68030

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    you had hepatitis? if so, you have bigger concerns than canker soars.
     
  3. indifference thread starter macrumors regular

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    I am not sure what it is on the jaw, but I thought it was hepatitis, the thing is this is something you are supposed to have all the time, this was the first time I had it, but I am not sure it was hepatitis. I have no idea how to discribe it otherwise. By the way what ever it was it went away and never came back.

    does anyone know about the hearing?
     
  4. absolut_mac macrumors 6502a

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    db = decibels, the measurement used to quantify how loud sound is.

    Due to the way the human ear works and how it hears sounds, the decibel scale is logarithmic i.e. 60db is twice as loud as 50db and 70db is twice as loud as 60db, therefore 70db is 4 times as loud as 50db etc.

    To put things in perspective, a soft whisper in a very quiet room is around 50db but if you were standing right next to the jet engine of a 747 on take off, it would be around 120db to 130db.

    Very few people have perfectly matched abilities between their ears, or their eyes for that matter either.

    The main thing to remember is to look after your hearing. Once it is damaged through exposure to high decibel sound, it is gone forever.
     
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decibels <<< I hope this helps,

    I once went to a hearing test and all what the doc said was, you're ok, no specific results, nothing, just "You're OK, have a nice day" ... I try to believe him...
     
  7. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    What is that, some kind of candy? :confused: ;)
     
  8. indifference thread starter macrumors regular

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    so are you saying that as a chlid this shows that I had sensative hearing?

    Can we also rethink what this thing on the jaw could be?
     
  9. themadchemist macrumors 68030

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    What about it makes you think it is hepatitis? I didn't know that healthy individuals are "supposed" to have soars all the time, but even if they were, I doubt that your lack of soars makes you unhealthy.

    Indifference, the trouble I have with your posts is you throw a lot of stuff in them and don't string it together logically. I can never understand what your thought process is. It would help a lot of you toned down on the stream of consciousness writing and tried to be clear, concise, and easy-to-follow.
     
  10. indifference thread starter macrumors regular

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    yes I know, but the thing is that I do not want to tie up the whole forum with different posts, so I combined two questions in one. I will try harder. My family had said something that it is what it is supposed to have them all the time. However, this was the first one I had in a long time ever. It was some soar that appeared on my lip.
     
  11. themadchemist macrumors 68030

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    Why are you supposed to have them? Do you have some sort of congenital condition? What does this have to do with hepatitis?

    I don't mind that you put two questions together (although I would prefer if unrelated questions were in separate threads), but the fact that you don't clearly explain each point. You could have your two questions separated into two separate paragraphs and in each paragraph you could explain more clearly what's going on...When you say you're supposed to have them, you can explain what you mean, and when you suggest that you think it is hepatitis, you can explain why that's the case, too. Certainly, soars on your lips isn't a hallmark of hepatitis.

    I think the problem is that you ask a lot of questions, but don't present enough information in a clear enough fashion for anyone to help you out much.
     
  12. Applespider macrumors G4

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    A sore on the lips sounds more like the basic herpes virus. You'll carry the virus all the time but it's only infectious when you have the sores.

    Keep multiple questions in the same post when they are both OT for the forum, but split the different parts into separate paragraphs to make it easier for users. If you were on a medical forum which had different areas for ear, nose and throat/oncology/cardiology etc, the it would be appropriate to split questions into the relevant area in separate posts.
     
  13. themadchemist macrumors 68030

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    Right. Of course, having one soar on the lips could be from anything...He should get tested for herpes, but that's not necessarily what the problem is.

    I'm slippin'! I'm such a grammar-nazi sometime that it is very frustrating when I misspell something.

    Yes, a canker sour is a sort of hard candy and themadchemist is a sort of idiot. :p
     
  14. absolut_mac macrumors 6502a

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    Yup, more than likely you have herpes, but fortunately for you, unlike genital herpes, it's not contagious.

    My wife gets them too on rare occasions, usually when she's a little stressed out, or overexposure to cold weather.
     
  15. indifference thread starter macrumors regular

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    Now if you are supposed to have them all the time, why did I only have it once? That is what my family was questioning. It was so odd to them. yes if I remember correctly it was herpes. Was it a reaction the childrens benadryl?

    Also can someone explian the hearing thing to me?
     
  16. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Yeah, I had those sores in my mouth, about three times in succession within a short time. It was about 5 years ago, never had them again since. And yeah it's the herpes virus. Nothing you can do about it (as far as I know).
     
  17. indifference thread starter macrumors regular

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    yea but what does it mean if you only get it once? You are supposed to have it your whole life.
     
  18. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Here's a site that tells you all you want to know about herpes simplex

    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000606.htm

    So far you've had one sore. The herpes simplex virus is now lying dormant in your system. Perhaps one day if you are stressed, rundown, have a fever etc, it may flare up again and you will get another sore.
     
  19. absolut_mac macrumors 6502a

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    You took the Benadryl because you were stressed out and couldn't sleep, remember?

    So no, you didn't get the cold sore from Benadryl, more than likely you got it from being stressed out.

    As Applespider already mentioned, it can lie dormant for years before you get another one.

    As for the hearing thing, quite a few people here have given you a lot of info to work with, now you need to do your own homework - that's what www.google.com is for - or speak to a hearing specialist in order to learn more
     
  20. Roger1 macrumors 65816

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    Don't worry about it. If it flares up again, they make medicine to help alleviate the pain, and (I think) help them heal quicker.
     
  21. Wyvernspirit macrumors 6502a

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    I'm confussed as to what you had:

    In your first post you said it was on the gum, which sounds like a canker, I get them form time to time, which are irritated by certain types uf food (acidic, spicy).

    Then you mention that it was on your lip. If its on the outside lip its not a canker. Maybe a cold soar (Herpies virus of the mouth)

    More Info:

    And cold Soars are very contagious (read above).
     
  22. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Damnit people.. a bird "soars".. Herpes is a "sore".

    Indif.. you should look for the "ScanMyPostToEnsureItMakesSense" plug-in.
     
  23. janey macrumors 603

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    not quite.
    you won't always get the same level of hearing back, et cetera. really depends on the person and the injury.

    i got blasted with unbelievably loud rock music or something a while back, did something to my eardrum, lost the ability to hear in an ear for a bit, but now it's pretty much back to the way it used to be.
    of course, i'll never get over the sight of a bleeding ear, but whatever :cool:
     
  24. mpw Guest

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    I went to a hearing test once, sat in the waiting room and waited six hours for them to call my number, they never did so I gave up and went home. ;)
     
  25. SFVCyclone macrumors 6502a

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    canker sore

    Yeah, the canker sore is a type of herpes, I used to get them in high school, but haven't recently. They look like small craters, and feel like it too. So i guess I have been stress free since high school, WOo WoO! :)
     

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