science forum Guru Wannabe
Joined: 15 Dec 2005
|Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 3:54 pm Post subject:
Where is the location of the strange aural sensations?
Eckard Blumschein wrote:
|You might perhaps soon need to consult an ENT.
Near-ultrasound sine-waves resemble the barely-audible "scream" of a
CRT monitor. These sound are hardly perceived as auditory, rather they
are mostly felt in the ear as pressure. If loud enough, this
near-ultrasonic sine-wave can actually be sharply painful -- like
sticking a needle into the ear. Is this tactile sensation due to
stimulation of tactile receptors in the eardrum or inner ear?
Do not deal with useless questions.
What is useless about asking where the location of the sensation is? I
am curious as to where the strange sensation occurs, is it in the
eardrum, the middle ear, or the inner ear?
The -- sometimes tickling -- pressure sensation [painful if loud
enough] is due to stimulation of tactile sensory receptors in some part
of the ear. Is this tactile sensation due to stimulation of tactile
receptors in the eardrum, middle ear, or inner ear or more than one
|Your outer hair cells are obviously
at risk to get permanently damaged. Given you will catch a tinnitus,
then try to be its friend, otherwise it will be terrrible.