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Someone in my household has tested positive for Covid, worried that it might make my T worse. Has anyone had any effects due to Covid? Jul 22, 2021

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    1. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      Someone in my household has tested positive for Covid, worried that it might make my T worse. Has anyone had any effects due to Covid?
      1. LilSass
        LilSass
        No effect on t, just a five day migraine! :P
        Jul 22, 2021
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    2. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      Feel like I might just be anxious but my right ear (the one that’s felt full and aching) feels muffled. Is it because it’s blocked? Worried
      1. Damocles
        Damocles
        Yeah, like @Ilias T said, it could be wax build up in the ear: hence why it feels "muffled".

        However, the fact that you say it's muffled AND aching leads me to suspect an ear infection (likely "outer").

        Whenever I get outer ear infections I get these same two symptoms as a result of the ear canal swelling up.
        Jul 21, 2021
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      2. Damocles
        Damocles
        Like I said before: make an appointment to see your GP (ASAP), so they can determine which of these is the probable cause.

        If it IS an ear infection, they'll simply prescribe you antibiotic ear drops.

        Let us know what happens.
        Jul 21, 2021
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      3. bethadtr
        bethadtr
        @Damocles thanks so much for this - i will keep you posted :)
        Jul 22, 2021
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    3. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      So the last few days my ears have been feeling blocked up and almost aching at times. They just feel full - Should I be worried or normal?
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      2. aot
        aot
        Should probably get checked at an ENT (Don't let them do a Tymp) in case it's an infection. And make sure to wear plugs whenever unexpected/uncontrollable loudness can occur.
        Jul 20, 2021
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      3. Damocles
        Damocles
        See a doctor just to rule out Ear Infection.

        Assuming everything is fine, do some steam inhalation with Olbas Oil (in through the nose, out through the mouth). Should sort this out.
        Jul 20, 2021
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      4. Ilias T
        Ilias T
        Happens to me too, but usually one ear because earwax changed position.
        Jul 20, 2021
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    4. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      Shoutout to all my English T sufferers today going to watch the euros final! Earplugs at the ready! It’s coming home ⚽️
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      3. Damocles
        Damocles
        Man, that final almost sent me to my grave.

        Depression over this last week, due to the missed opportunity and the inevitable ridicule online, has been unfathomable.

        And I thought the tinnitus was bad.....
        Jul 20, 2021
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      4. TheDanishGirl
        TheDanishGirl
        @Damocles - depression......over football? Are you serious?
        Jul 20, 2021
      5. Damocles
        Damocles
        Jul 20, 2021
    5. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      Happy one year anniversary to me & Tinnitus <3
      1. Damocles
        Damocles
        They all said it would never last when me and my T got together, but look at us now! 12 years together and the love only grows stronger each day...
        Jul 9, 2021
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      2. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        Jul 10, 2021
      3. bethadtr
        bethadtr
        @Steph1710 i’m doing okay thank you! Living life as normal as I can! Getting on with it all! How’re you honey? Hope you’re well :) x
        Jul 11, 2021
    6. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      Living my life as normal going out to bars, shopping, cinemas and restaurants - no spikes. Please do remember you only have one life!
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      3. Tara Lyons
        Tara Lyons
        @bethadtr not to mention the fact we just want to feel “normal.” I don’t want to have to wear earplugs at a bar when no one else does. I want to be normal…
        Jul 9, 2021
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      4. TheDanishGirl
        TheDanishGirl
        Well your very privileged to have that option of living life. If you had pain hyperacusis on top of tinnitus, you wouldnt have that option.
        Jul 12, 2021
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        Jul 13, 2021
    7. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      Thinking about raising money for the right cause for a cure/treatment for T. They’ll be a hearing loss pandemic in a few years, I’m certain
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      2. Lurius
        Lurius
        I've thought about this a lot and I think we're standing on the precipice of a landslide here. You're right on the money with this.
        Jun 22, 2021
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      3. Damocles
        Damocles
        We are, in fact, in the midst of it @bethadtr.
        Jun 22, 2021
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      4. Damocles
        Damocles
        Also HMU if you ever start that money raising. I've been wanting to do my part for a long time now. Just, was kind of busy surviving the last ten years....
        Jun 22, 2021
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    8. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      Went to the cinema yesterday for the first time since T wearing ear defenders and had no issues. Remember to live life as normal as you can!
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      2. kuromi
        kuromi
        I'm also trying to do this as much as I can. Going out with friends, playing video games, it all helps. Avoiding loud sounds has helped too, my baseline is super low now. 7 months in.
        Jun 17, 2021
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      3. Robster
        Robster
        When you say ear defenders do you mean the full on ones that look like headphones?
        Jun 23, 2021
      4. bethadtr
        bethadtr
        Jun 24, 2021
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    9. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      Update: recently I’ve been living life as normal (ear plugs when needed) and my T has had no spikes or issues. It gets better guys :)
      1. aot
        aot
        So happy for you!
        Jun 14, 2021
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      2. twa
        twa
        So good to hear!
        Jun 14, 2021
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    10. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      went out and shot my first TV show with the BBC this weekend, felt good.
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      2. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        Congrats Beth! I need more details on this. :)
        Apr 20, 2021
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    11. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      Anyone here get anxious about possibly having something else more sinister wrong with them? Recently I’m really worried about MS :(
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      2. Ilias T
        Ilias T
        Not really. I think my problem is more in the head. After cleaning my room, fixing my door, and getting some work done, took pressure of my head, and my tinnitus was reduced for very short minutes up to 90% today. Eat enough, drink enough (water), sleep. On top of that, move away from negativity.
        Apr 1, 2021
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      3. aot
        aot
        All the time. MS is a consistent fear of mine. But, so far, it's just health anxiety.
        Apr 1, 2021
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      4. Sayeed
        Sayeed
        I'm going through it right now. I hope your outcome was positive. Reading my mri it says the white spots/matter are "prominent" for my age. It could be MS for me. Let's see what neurologist says. Get an mri done. I'll be praying for you.
        May 16, 2021
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    12. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      Having moments of vertigo and shaky vision when I lay down, not a fan
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      2. Lurius
        Lurius
        Sorry to hear :(
        Mar 31, 2021
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    13. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      my bro popped a balloon next to me and made me jump. Curiously I googled how loud they are, it said 162 DECIBELS? should I be worried?
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      2. bethadtr
        bethadtr
        @Steph1710 oh no I hope you’re okay too! Mine has increased slightly, but not sure if it was the ballon! Take care though lovely x
        Mar 29, 2021
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      3. bethadtr
        bethadtr
        @Tweedleman well although it did make me jump, it definitely didn’t hurt my ears or even cross my mind that it could potentially make my T worse UNTIL I googled it, it definitely didn’t feel THAT loud, such a quick sound!
        Mar 29, 2021
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      4. bethadtr
        bethadtr
        @Bill Bauer i know - I’m hoping that’s not the case. Thing is, although it made me jump I didn’t think it was THAT loud until I googled it and I started to worry? Weird. No idea they could reach that level of noise.
        Mar 29, 2021
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    14. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      Did my first ever photoshoot today since T, feeling happy :)
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      2. bethadtr
        bethadtr
        @Steph1710 aw haha you’re too sweet, I think maybe I will! :)
        Mar 28, 2021
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      3. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        @bethadtr well I’m living for the new profile pic! Stunning lady! X
        Mar 28, 2021
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      4. bethadtr
        bethadtr
        Mar 31, 2021
    15. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      Public toilet hand dryers.... fuck you
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      2. aot
        aot
        Hate those things!
        Mar 25, 2021
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      3. Tweedleman
        Tweedleman
        As a child my Dad actually used to stick my head under one to dry my hair after swimming lessons in the winter. Probably worse off for it than catching a cold lol
        Mar 29, 2021
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      4. Steph1710
        Steph1710
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    16. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      Been going through a spike recently and not sure why, so exhausted from it :( times like this I just wish things were different
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      2. Michael Leigh
        Michael Leigh
        You have noise induced tinnitus caused by earphones. If you still use earphones even at low volume this will be the cause of the spike, or listening to music through speakers too loud. The most common cause of tinnitus spikes is sound. If you are using earplugs a lot this is not good and can make your ears more sensitive.
        Mar 18, 2021
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      3. starrynights
        starrynights
        It should subside! I hope you feel better soon <3 My tinnitus has days where it spikes for no reason at all.
        Mar 18, 2021
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      4. LilSass
        LilSass
        Hi Beth! So sorry you're going through this. Sometimes I think that if at least it was consistent I could get used to it...maybe. Hoping you're spike goes down soon *hugs*
        Mar 23, 2021
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    17. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      feel like my VS is worsening again :(
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      3. Ilias T
        Ilias T
        I have that static vision only at night, always had it and I find it normal (helps me see at night). I have eye floaters but can't see them, only through special light.
        Mar 10, 2021
      4. bethadtr
        bethadtr
        Mar 11, 2021
      5. Ilias T
        Ilias T
        Mar 11, 2021
    18. Anniz
      Anniz
      If you're still wondering what type of social gatherings you could attend, I'll share mine. Boardgame nights are my personal favorite, people just talking in a nice tone , and enjoying the game. Movie nights. minigolf, bowling with protection in pocket if needed. Dinner parties (barbeques etc.) Ice skating, and of course many sports to choose from. Cheers :)
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      2. bethadtr
        bethadtr
        Haha they sound great! Thank you for sharing :)
        Mar 5, 2021
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    19. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      Can I still go to clubs or raves with protection? I’m only 21, and i used to love partying. Is it ok if I get proper full protection muffs?
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      2. Kriszti
        Kriszti
        I would not risk it even with double protection. The adjusted protection level provided is surprisingly low. You said you had spikes from everyday noises as well, I think it's too big of a risk.
        Mar 5, 2021
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      3. convolution
        convolution
        The problem is not even a possible worsening per se. Those you read on TinnitusTalk are _some_ stories. I personally know three people with moderate tinnitus who, after 20 years, keep using chainsaws without protection. BUT. After you read the stories... you cannot really unsee them. You are aware that something really bad _might_ happen if you are careless.
        Mar 5, 2021
      4. convolution
        convolution
        Also, you might want to consider silent discos.
        Mar 5, 2021
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    20. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      Head tone as faded... thank god. Feeling better :)
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    21. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      Anyone know how to deal with head tones? I have a constant headache and pressure because of this new tone in the front of my head ;(
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      3. bethadtr
        bethadtr
        @Ilias T i can’t really put my finger on it, it’s like a new tone/sensation in my head. It’s not in my ears!
        Feb 22, 2021
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      4. Ilias T
        Ilias T
        Well I don't know why it happened. Sometimes I do get sounds stuck in my head but they go away. I can silence them too
        Feb 22, 2021
      5. bethadtr
        bethadtr
        @Ilias T this thing has been here for a 5 days now, I hope it passes, I was just starting to manage my T :/
        Feb 22, 2021
    22. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      Can't bare Low tones... especially in my head, wish it would localize to my ears :(
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      2. Ilias T
        Ilias T
        Trust me the ears aren't any better hahahahah (atleast mine aren't)
        Feb 19, 2021
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      3. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        Sorry your struggling @bethadtr. It’s a never ending battle. X
        Feb 20, 2021
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      4. bethadtr
        bethadtr
        Thanks @Steph1710 you truly are too kind, just wish things were different. Hope youre taking care x
        Feb 22, 2021
    23. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      I ask because I wore my plugs out the other day and was talking for hours, I've now woken up to a new tone in my head. Coincidence or?...
      1. aot
        aot
        For what it's worth, I also wear earplugs for hours at a time, and I can't honestly say the Occulasion effect has given me new tones or worsenings. That's just my personal experince, though.
        Feb 19, 2021
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      2. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        No, plugs have never given me a spike. I really think new tones just kinda appear and go. I've had all sorts of random tones pop up. However, they do dissappear after a while, and I'm left with my 3/4 normals sounds.
        Feb 19, 2021
      3. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        What kind of ear plugs are you using? Ones that can be deeply inserted will give you the least occlusion. In my experience foam and custom molded plugs are the best for this. Plugs can also be vented to allow sound to escape but that doesn't seem to be a common feature.
        Feb 19, 2021
    24. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      GENUINE QUESTION: can you make your T worse when you wear ear plugs and shout / scream/ etc? aka 'the occlusion effect'..
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      3. aot
        aot
        Also curious.
        Feb 18, 2021
      4. Zugzug
        Zugzug
        It's not a good idea to try, but I don't see any reason why it's not possible. Plenty of times, people get setbacks from far less.
        Feb 18, 2021
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      5. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        Occlusion effect SPLs vary in amplitude between patients from as little as 5–9dB to 25–32dB, with peaks at different frequencies (Fulton & Martin, 2006; Killion et al., 1988; Mueller et al., 1996).
        Feb 19, 2021
    25. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      Update: think i've actually got away with no further damage! BIG RELIEF. Just ordered some plugs, not taking anymore chances :)
      1. Ilias T
        Ilias T
        I still remember the times I drove my bike to school and have an ambulance come behind me. I would rather fight off some wild dogs.
        Feb 16, 2021
    26. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      Update: slight increase in tone in both ears but a lot less worse than I thought it would be. Hoping it settles :(
    27. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      My ears HURT :( I think I’ve fucked it, I’ll keep you guys posted
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      2. Charburchar
        Charburchar
        I'm sorry to hear that beth. Stay positive and get plenty of rest - I'm sure it'll be ok
        Feb 12, 2021
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    28. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      out shopping and a loud tone went off to announce something. I was right under the speaker, the sound lasted 1/2 secs, should I be worried?
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      3. aot
        aot
        Probably not. Take some magnesium, maybe. You'll be fine.
        Feb 12, 2021
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      4. bethadtr
        bethadtr
        Thanks everyone, I just panic. I hate that the smallest things could really ruin me. I didn’t have ear protection on unfortunately as the store was silent :( @Kriszti. My ears currently hurt a little but trying not to panic, also took some magnesium about 1 hour after @aot. Pray for me!
        Feb 12, 2021
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      5. aot
        aot
        It's best to wear ear pro whenever you go out. I use 20DB filtered plugs. But that's just my opinion, and others might disagree.
        Feb 12, 2021
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    29. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      I must say getting T in a pandemic has been a blessing in a way, don’t feel as sad missing out on parties and gigs because we ALL are...
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      3. convolution
        convolution
        For me parties and gigs were unpleasant (to say the least) even before t, but that's me creepy antisocial hehe
        Feb 12, 2021
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      4. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        I said the same thing. Developing T at a time when we can't go doing anything - even work, was possibly the best time ever to get it. I'm actually truly thankful it was that way. I can't imagine what it's like to develop it when you're at uni, or just started a new job etc.
        Feb 12, 2021
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      5. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        I get a lot of anxiety thinking about having to go back to the office every day.
        Feb 13, 2021
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    30. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      My dad dropped a plate just now, I was about 6ft away but for some reason the noise felt VERY LOUD. Could this cause further damage? :(
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      2. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        No permanent damage if it was 6 ft away.
        Feb 9, 2021
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      3. bethadtr
        bethadtr
        @Bill Bauer as I thought, just felt so loud. Thanks Bill!
        Feb 10, 2021
      4. bethadtr
        bethadtr
        @Kriszti not as of the moment, but my spikes tend to come a few days afterwards weirdly. Fingers crossed I’ll be ok!
        Feb 10, 2021
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    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Bath, Uk
    Occupation:
    Sociology & Psychology Student
    Tinnitus Since:
    08/07/2020
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    Loud Earphone Use