| | Scratchy Noise in Ears...
I have a scratchy, almost static noise that will occasionally make itself known. It started yesterday after I got some water in my ear from the shower. After hearing the noise in my ear, I assumed it was just water, so I turned my head to the side and gently put a Q-tip inside, hoping it would suck up the water. It seemed to work. Five minutes later, the noise was back, in short blips.
I often use Q-tips to clean my ears, and I am very careful. It had been at least a week since I had cleaned my ears before the issue.
The sound mostly happens when I turn my head, as if something in my ear is moving when I move. The length of noise is a short shuffle, not prolonged.
There is no pain or dizziness accompanying the noise.
I do not listen to loud music.
Does this sound like something serious? I'm hoping it doesn't mean my eardrum is damaged.