Ringing in Ear after being shot with airsoft gun

Patient

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

Doctor

A:   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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