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Ringing in Ear after being shot with airsoft gun

Patient: I recently shot an unloaded airsoft gun into my ear, and it has been ringing for 26 hours, am I going deaf?

 

 

Doctor: It is unlikely that the damage done to your ear is permanent since this was a one time incident. I expect the ringing in your ear to stop within 72 hrs (3 days) and your hearing to return to normal. If it does not, you should see your doctor.

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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