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Gainless
post Dec 26 2011, 22:26
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Hi everyone,

A few days ago I got myself an inflammation of the middle ear on both sides, which was the reason I rested my ears a bit for some time and of course went to the doctor. Yesterday, when I listened to some music again, I had a weird experience: Everything I turned on on my PC actually sounded too "high" for me like someone pitched it up. I thought that it were some issues with my soundcard at first, but it's the same when I listen through my Mp3-player. Maybe it's imagination, but everything sounds so off now, it's funny and scary at the same time. Did someone have a similar experience with infections of the ear and the impact on the hearing?

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Gainless
post Dec 27 2011, 16:40
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Thanks for the answers!
I've played a little bit around with some pitches now, and for me a lowered one around -0,5% sounds most natural for me at the moment. I'm pretty confused, though, because all of this is of course totally subjective and it's hard to tell what's imagination and what's not. All in all I think it's not as extreme as yesterday, my ears feel stronger and less sensitive, and music sounds more enjoyable at all. I should probably wait until everything is cured completely again.


QUOTE (slks @ Dec 27 2011, 01:28) *
I've had that experience while under the influence of dissociative hallucinogens before, but in my case the pitch sounded lowered, not raised. It was also accompanied by a sort of "flanging" effect. It seems to be a fairly common effect with such drugs.

However, I've never heard of such things resulting from an ear infection! Are you sure things don't just sound muffled from wax or fluid buildup in the ears? Did you go under any sort of anesthesia at the doctor, perhaps?

It will be interesting to see if anyone knows anything about this... keep us posted.


My ears got cleaned by the doctor , so it shouldn't be too heavily polluted. Aditionally I got some pain killers and antibiotics, but no anesthesia was done.
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