Can't hear out of my right ear

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  1. likemyorbs macrumors 68000

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    It's been 2 days now, I can still hear a little bit but for the most part I can't hear from my right ear and there's this kind of white noise sound that I'm constantly hearing. It's getting really annoying. Have any of you guys ever heard of anything like this or experienced it? I'm getting really irritated with the white noise and lack of hearing.
     
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    Jam a chopstick in there, and see what happens!
     
  4. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    If you're hearing white noise or a high pitched whisle, it could be Tinnitus. If that is the case, go see a doctor ASAP. Tinnitus is no laughing matter. People have committed suicide over it.
     
  5. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Why do that, when he can ask for help on a forum about Mac products and rumors?

    I was thinking that he should use a knitting needle.
     
  6. likemyorbs thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I figured if someone else has experienced it before and it's something that came and went on its own, then I'll spare myself the $25 copay and won't bother going to the doctor if its no big deal.

    I did read about that yesterday and it scared me a bit. I'm really hoping it's not that.
     
  7. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    Seriously though - even if I once had the exact same symptoms as you and it turned out to be no big deal, it doesn't mean that the cause is the same.

    Your post does, in a nutshell, illustrate what's wrong with American health care.
     
  8. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    I'd have been to the doctor by now, $25 or not. Though luckily I live in a socialist nation and so I've already paid for my doctor visits.

    Seriously... there is a reason they go to school for so long... go and talk to your doctor. Would you ask your doctor about a Mac problem, just in case it was widespread and all doctors were experiencing the same computer issue?
     
  9. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    So you would rather save $25 then to find out what is happening with you from an actual medical professional? Seems legit.


    Don't go to the doctor, please. Just wait it out. Who cares if you can't hear. Man up and take it. You're totally fine. Trust me.


    Yo buddy, he is in no way illustrating what is wrong with American health care. In fact, he is illustrating what is wrong with him personally. To have insurance and only have to pay $25 to find out what is wrong with him is not at all showing what is wrong with the healthcare system. The system works just fine for him, he simply fails. Don't generalize what is wrong with a system because someone wants to pull an inane move like skip a doctor's visit because it will cost him $25. I would gladly pay my co-pay any day of the week if I felt there was something seriously wrong with me. Loss of sight, hearing, etc .. those are reasons I'd head to my doctor.
     
  10. CrickettGrrrl macrumors 6502a

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    You're not going because of a lousy $25 copay?

    Go.

    (And yes, I've had this briefly because of sinus infections, which, because of the unremitting & unbearable pain, I finally had my sinuses reamed out because of all the scar tissue. Now I have a giant cavern in there rentable for parties. Go see your doctor because of Murphy's Law at the least.)
     
  11. likemyorbs thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Funny you ask, I have a genius bar appointment for 3pm today (iPhone wifi not working), and my doctor is right near the Apple store, I guess I'll make an appointment to the doctor for after my genius bar visit.
     
  12. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Why, because the OP is too cheap/wants to save the $25 copay? He has insurance, with a reasonable copay, it isn't the American health care system's fault the OP doesn't take advantage of it.
     
  13. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Wait, you started a thread asking for medical advice but didn't ask about your iPhone and to top it off, you didn't hesitate making an appointment to have your iPhone checked but it never crossed your mind to go to a doctor because it will cost you $25?

    Hmmm, you are one interesting character.
     
  14. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    Because there should be no copay, period. And I couldn't care less if you disagree with me. I live in a country with a system that's worked for generations. You live in one where it's been broken for generations. You have no wisdom to offer any other country when it comes to managing health care. None whatsoever.
     
  15. likemyorbs thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ok before you all get your panties in a bunch, let me just clarify something. It's not a matter of if I should go to the doctor, it's when. I'm at the doctor every 2 months anyway to manage my high blood pressure (genetic). My next appointment is in a couple of weeks and I wasn't sure whether I should make another appointment for today for something that might just go away on its own.
     
  16. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Take off:rolleyes:
     
  17. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Whoa. Residing in a country with a broken system does not mean there is no wisdom to impart. :rolleyes: If you are so familiar with our system then you should also be familiar with the fact that this lone person cannot make the necessary changes and that it is hugely possible that there is little disagreement over the status of the system. The point was that the OP is not at all a sign of WHY the system is broken. Not even a little. Moreover, I'm thinking you should tread lightly when you opt to dictate how much wisdom one has to offer.

    Lead with that then. You made a claim that you would spare yourself the copay and not go. Backpedaling and worrying about my panties is pointless. If you must know, I don't have any on right now.
     
  18. likemyorbs thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Turns out my doctor's office is closed on Thursdays and I'm going away to the Poconos for the weekend tomorrow, so I guess it will have to wait until Monday.
     
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    Emergency Rooms are always open. I would visit it if I had the issue you describe.
     
  20. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Copays for ERs are usually higher, sometimes double the normal copay.
     
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    Yep. My office visit is $30 and an ER visit is $50. My hearing is important to me and the copay is irrelevant in such a case as this if it were happening to me.

    But hey, OP can do whatever he likes - it's his hearing. ;)
     
  22. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Double? My doctor visit copay is $30 and ER copay is $250, which will be waived if you are admitted.
     
  23. likemyorbs thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, definitely NOT going to the ER over this.
     
  24. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    It may be more for me but my card says copay/emergency visit: $25/$50.
     
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    ER? Nah.

    I would encourage him to go to an urgent care clinic.
     

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