I patched a tube early this morning. Ran over some glass on a ride yesterday, had a flat and had to get a ride home. When I put the tube onto the rim and pumped it up to about 100 psi, the tube popped. Probably wasn't seated on the rim correctly, just much luck.
As it popped, my left eardrum exploded, I heard a ringing in my ears for a few seconds and all calmed down.
I'm scared that I caused damage to my ears. I don't want to have overhwhelming tinnitus in my left ear. I don't hear any ringing but I'm still extremely scared.
I've read a great deal on tinnitus and never have I felt so vulnerable in my life. Just imagine having Tinnitus for the rest of your life, hating every second of your existence...thank God nothing else happened.
If you can, please give me more insight on the anatomy of the ear, any experiences with tinnitus and maybe a remedy for flat tires altogether. Thank you.