Hi, One of my friend had an MRI today for her leg. It's actually thigh area. During the MRI, they gave her only the foam ear buds(those small ones) to put in. And they also have headphone for music. But the music station didn't work today, so they didn't give her the headphones. She just put on the foam ear buds. She had her scan for about 30minutes. She said the noise was very loud and hurts her ears. The foam plugs didn't help much. Do anyone had their MRI without any ear protection like buds or plugs? Does it harm? This was her first MRI. So she is freaking out here. She said one of her ears feels full and hurts. She also had sinus infection with fever recently. So, not sure if that's the reason for the ear pain. I told her that it will be fine after sometime. Anyone have any inputs?