Strange sounds


I have had some scratchy noises recently, and I will make an appointment BUT now I get a strange sound in the right ear when I close the driver’s door. What might this be?.


Feedback or perhaps just the door closing sound. You might have more luck if you described it.


KarenK, are you driving a left-hand drive vehicle (i.e., you drive on the left side of the road)? It could be that as the car door shuts on the driver’s side, you’re also getting a kind of vacuum-seal effect which would make a sound and a sensation of pressure in that right ear.

As for the scratchy sound, no kidding, it could be as simple as a HAIR that’s rubbing on the receiver in your ear. I’ve sometimes stuffed a hair or two into my ear canal along with the receiver and it crackles in a scratchy way.