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Inner Ear pain triggered by wearing glasses, hat or helmet

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Old 05-28-2010, 04:44 PM   #1
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robertpare HB User
Inner Ear pain triggered by wearing glasses, hat or helmet


I have a inner ear pain episodes that seems to get triggered by wearing sunglasses, hat or helmet that are a bit small. Very unusual ! My physician wife thinks I'm only looking for excuses not to wear a ski helmet....

The pain is located inside the ear (but not deep in the ear) and the inner part of the ear cartilage is very tender. When I move my ear around, the pain seems to shoot inside from the cartillage.

I read many, MANY posting from people who seem to experience similar pain episodes from sleeping, but that has never been a trigger for me.

I read about "Trigeminal neuralgia" - might fit, but seem be to be for over 50 (I'm 38)

Also read about "Geniculate ganglionitis" - symptoms fit, but seem to be mainly for women. (I'm male)

Thoughts anyone ?

Thank you


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Old 10-15-2010, 07:46 PM   #2
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tylerrose08 HB User
Re: Inner Ear pain triggered by wearing glasses, hat or helmet

i understand completely what you ear pain is only triggered by putting pressure on it such as sunglasses or if im wearing a hat and sometimes even using my cellphone makes my ear hurt..i have no idea what the problem could be but i do find it annoying and bothersome at times..i wish i knew the reason why this was happening..i hope it gets better for you

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