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Planned house work this summer. That means knocking the dust off loud power tools that I haven't used in 2+ years. Am I worried? A little. Jun 18, 2021

    1. twa
      twa
      Hope you're doing ok, we haven't heard from you in a while. :-)
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      2. Diesel
        Diesel
        Hey thanks for checking in! I’m good, just been keeping busy.
        Jul 31, 2021
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      3. twa
        twa
        @Diesel it seems like the best medicine!
        Jul 31, 2021
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    2. Diesel
      Diesel
      Planned house work this summer. That means knocking the dust off loud power tools that I haven't used in 2+ years. Am I worried? A little.
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      3. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        @Diesel when I’m using power tools, I double protect - ear plugs and over ear protection, plus breaks. I’ve never had an issue. I have been stupid a fair few times and started the tools/machines without protection, simply because I’ve forgotten. Still been okay though. :)
        Jun 20, 2021
      4. Diesel
        Diesel
        @Steph1710 my plan includes double protection as well and spreading the work across a few days to not “overdo it” accidentally. Good to read that you’ve been issue free; def helps put my mind at ease.
        Jun 20, 2021
      5. twa
        twa
        @Diesel how are the home projects going?
        Jul 1, 2021
    3. Diesel
      Diesel
      Busy weekend! Went to a noisy bar and wedding reception Fri/Sat. 85 dB+ for hours. Kept the earplugs in on both occasions. No spikes.
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      3. AfroSnowman
        AfroSnowman
        Living life is awesome
        Jun 15, 2021
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      4. Diesel
        Diesel
        @Deamon22, I thought about foam plugs, and brought a set of black ones. I find they’re good when it’s noisy and people are talking over loud music, but really hard to hear when it isn’t.
        Jun 15, 2021
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      5. Deamon22
        Deamon22
        @Diesel Yes, sometimes it can get a bit hard to understand, but mostly I get by. However I should try to buy a few black foam earplugs, they should be even harder to spot right?
        Jun 15, 2021
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    4. Diesel
      Diesel
      I was told there would be cicadas everywhere by now ...
      1. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        I hear them everywhere can't see them tho
        Jun 6, 2021
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      2. nocticolor
        nocticolor
        Yeah, they’re all in my head!
        Jun 6, 2021
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      3. twa
        twa
        They are a normal part of summer where I live. I've read on another website that the brood X cicadas this year are so loud that earplugs don't block much of the sound.
        Jun 7, 2021
    5. Diesel
      Diesel
      The man on the phone on the HLAA meeting right now talking about regen is a serious winner. If you're on here, message me.
      1. ajc
        ajc
        Michael from Ontario, Canada, noise-induced hearing loss, worsened due to noise exposures, including a loud movie theater / MRI that finished him off, moderate to severe high frequency hearing loss, ski-slope audiogram, severe tinnitus (65-70 dB loud) and hyperacusis. What a GUY!
        May 25, 2021
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      2. Tezcatlipoca
        Tezcatlipoca
        What did he say?
        May 25, 2021
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      3. serendipity1996
        serendipity1996
        Big up Michael from Ontario. He was NOT holding back and I am 100% here for it.
        May 25, 2021
    6. Diesel
      Diesel
      If "Jake S." is on here, your testimonial on the HLAA meeting about your Tinnitus and Hyperacusis was incredibly touching, and very real.
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      2. aot
        aot
        Link?
        May 25, 2021
      3. Diesel
    7. Diesel
      Diesel
      The summer slouchy beanie is my new go-to for concealing my ear plugs at social gatherings. Also makes me look like a cave dwelling hermit.
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      3. twa
        twa
        We need a pic!
        May 24, 2021
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      4. Zugzug
        Zugzug
        I just use my earmuffs to conceal my earplugs :)

        I hope all is well(ish).
        May 24, 2021
      5. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        What kind of ear plugs and what NRR level of protection do you use?

        I'm finding it too difficult to wear my westone custom ear plugs out anymore. The ringing is just too damn loud with them in. I'm using earaser plugs most of the time now as they let more sound through, and I can hear people talk better. Always worried they aren't enough to protect me though.
        Jun 2, 2021
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    8. Diesel
      Diesel
      We've come too far to give up who we are.
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    9. Diesel
      Diesel
      Ugh. Have an extended family event this weekend. Really not looking forward to the endless, “how’s your hearing” conversations.
      1. Sayeed
        Sayeed
        You should respond with "huh". Lol
        May 18, 2021
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      2. Diesel
        Diesel
        @Sayeed I usually go for something like, "No thanks, I'm not hungry."
        May 19, 2021
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      3. twa
        twa
        @Sayeed that made me laugh! :-D

        @Diesel I guess on the bright side at least they ask. No one in my family asks, they just try to act like everything is normal.
        May 21, 2021
    10. Diesel
      Diesel
      Forty Six & 2
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      2. Zugzug
        Zugzug
        Tool used to be my jam, particularly for working out. My favorite song is probably Parabola.
        May 14, 2021
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      3. Tatsopa
        Tatsopa
        Yeah, Tool Army all the way . Fear Inoculum contains some masterpieces (Descending, 7empest). The only problem is that freaking "eeeeeeee" they choose to put on every track .
        Sorry bad day = bad jokes.
        May 15, 2021
      4. Jebbis
        Jebbis
        Saw tool live on March 9th the day before the pandy hit with my boyfriend who had seen them 6 times. Absolutely love tool. They have literally been a tool in my healing. This was before T. Also saw author and punisher which was CRAZY.
        May 15, 2021
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    11. Diesel
      Diesel
      7 days post 2nd Pfizer COVID vaccine. No news to report. Didn't really even get sick.
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      2. joe
        joe
        no sore arm or anything? good it went ok!
        May 13, 2021
      3. Diesel
        Diesel
        It was way less sore than the first 1. I guess I forgot about that, it cleared on the first day.
        May 13, 2021
    12. Diesel
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      2. Diesel
        Diesel
        Also, submit the comments form re: living with SNHL/Tinnitus/Hyperacusis/whatever else. I couldn't think of a better place to get our conditions in front of the FDA and all of these therapeutic companies.
        May 12, 2021
    13. Diesel
      Diesel
      Ordered mulch. Spring is officially here.
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      2. Jebbis
        Jebbis
        Yeahhh!!!! Plant it up!!!!
        May 15, 2021
    14. Diesel
      Diesel
      Day 2 Post Pfizer Covid Shot #2: No changes to report. I don’t even feel sick or anything.
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      2. twa
        twa
        Glad you are doing well!
        May 9, 2021
    15. Diesel
      Diesel
      12 hours post Pfizer Covid-19 shot #2, and I’ve got so far is a sore arm.
    16. Diesel
      Diesel
      The link between synaptopathy and tinnitus has me thinking...
      1. Tezcatlipoca
        Tezcatlipoca
        I remember reading that noise induced hearing loss/tinnitus has a higher Synaptopathy factor than hair cell loss, so maybe Synaptopathy drugs can help NIHL people the most?
        May 8, 2021
      2. ASilverLight
        ASilverLight
        Honestly put me to sleep until these treatments are out lol
        May 8, 2021
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    17. Diesel
      Diesel
      2-Hours post Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine #2 ... no issues to report.
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      3. twa
        twa
        I woke up with vertigo 5 days after the 1st vaccine, resolved in one day. I woke up with vertigo 13 days after the 2nd vaccine. I'm on day 16 of vertigo/dizziness, feeling much better though.
        May 7, 2021
      4. Diesel
        Diesel
        @twa I am glad to read that you're feeling better. I have been thinking of you lately. Sending you good thoughts right now.
        May 7, 2021
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      5. twa
        twa
        @Diesel, thanks so much for the kind words and good thoughts. I appreciate the support.(in my Southern drawl):-D
        May 7, 2021
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    18. Diesel
      Diesel
      What a week.. and to top it off, getting my second covid shot tomorrow. A quick and event-free recovery would actually make my week.
    19. Diesel
      Diesel
      I totally read everyone's posts here in my head based on what I think they sound like.
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      3. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        Oh! What do you think I sound like?
        May 5, 2021
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      4. Keith Handy
        Keith Handy
        @Steph1710 - you obviously sound like Carol Cleveland, since Monty Python is my entire frame of reference for English voices and personalities. ;)
        May 6, 2021
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      5. Diesel
        Diesel
        @Shelbylynn - How they write, and what their little profile thumbnail says.

        @aot - A typical 20-year old midwesterner

        @Steph1710 - Chloe Veitch
        May 6, 2021
    20. Diesel
      Diesel
      2 Weeks from 1st Pfizer COVID-19 Shot. No consistent change in T/H/Hearing since the shot.
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    21. Diesel
      Diesel
      10 days from 1st Pfizer COVID-19 Shot. No change in T/H/Hearing.
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      3. Keith Handy
        Keith Handy
        "Eh, your life already sucks enough. NEXT."
        Apr 26, 2021
      4. Diesel
        Diesel
        @Zugzug, hope all goes well. Mine is 5/7, first thing in the morning. I hope I make it through work. Already got some trash movies queued up on Netflix for the weekend recovery.
        Apr 26, 2021
      5. twa
        twa
        Apr 26, 2021
    22. Diesel
      Diesel
      1 Week after first shot of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine. T/H and Hearing still at baseline.
      1. twa
        twa
        Take care, hydrate, eat well and rest. Both my reactions were at 5 and 10 days after the vaccine.
        Apr 23, 2021
      2. Diesel
        Diesel
        @twa so far, doing things normally as possible. Decent diet, normal sleep. I'll check back in at Week 2.
        Apr 23, 2021
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      3. MrCrybaby
        MrCrybaby
        Just got mine today! I’m nervous about what could happen but I know it will probably be ok. Your case comforts me :)
        Apr 24, 2021
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    23. Diesel
      Diesel
      The tone stuck in my good ear last night faded by 2AM. I think a lady screaming on a TV show caused the ear to react. Is this reactive T?
      1. Keith Handy
        Keith Handy
        I think of "reactive" as quick both in starting and stopping, so it overlays sounds and fades as soon as the triggering sound ends. But it can have varying ramp-up and ramp-down speeds, from instantaneous to several seconds. That's my take, based on experience.
        Apr 22, 2021
      2. Diesel
        Diesel
        @Keith Handy, Ok, I've experienced this description of reactivity early on with my T/H. This description seems to be much more rare now that I'm 2+ years in. What I experienced last night was like a spike at a certain frequency (a scream) but without spiking the normal T I experience. Really wild, don't know if it has an official name.
        Apr 22, 2021
    24. Diesel
      Diesel
      Out of nowhere while watching TV, my “good” ear starts the fleeting “eeee”. It has stuck that way for the last 30min. Slightly freaked out.
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      2. Matchbox
        Matchbox
        I've been getting insane fleeting low, medium, high T lately too that sticks for minutes.Been taking more ginko lately....
        Apr 22, 2021
    25. Diesel
      Diesel
      96 Hours after 1st Pfizer Vaccine dose. No issues.
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      2. Matchbox
        Matchbox
        keep us posted out to 2 weeks!
        Apr 19, 2021
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    26. Diesel
      Diesel
      24-Hours after receiving the first Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. No change whatsoever in hearing / tinnitus / hyperacusis.
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    27. Keith Handy
      Keith Handy
      Thank you for all of your input on the FX-322 thread over all this time. We all need to keep cheering science on, even as it stumbles. I look forward to our "alumni gathering," as you say, WHEN we are better.
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      2. Diesel
        Diesel
        @Keith Handy, appreciate the kind words. Science can be unpredictable. The FX-322 project is an attempt to make the body do something it has not done in human evolution. I continue to be optimistic that we are at the tipping point for treating SNHL. Once we've all had our dose of FX-322, I'd be happy to host an Alumni get together. Music will be at a responsible volume, and the foods will be low in sodium.
        Apr 15, 2021
    28. Diesel
      Diesel
      Welp. Got my covid vaccine scheduled for 4-16. Couldn't put it off any longer. Will report back on any complications.
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      2. Zugzug
        Zugzug
        Curious if you had a preference, regarding tinnitus and hyperacusis. I couldn't conclude one way or another, as tinnitus is a real side effect that's not super common. My instinct was that J&J was slightly higher risk.
        Apr 13, 2021
      3. Diesel
        Diesel
        @Zugzug - My parents both got Pfizer. Both have tinnitus (Noise-Induced), both had no issues re: tinnitus. My order in preference is Pfizer, J&J, Moderna.
        Apr 13, 2021
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      4. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        I did both moderna and so far it was fine
        Apr 13, 2021
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    29. Diesel
      Diesel
      COVID-19 Vaccines are looking like the new earbuds for this forum. Yikes.
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      3. Tezcatlipoca
        Tezcatlipoca
        what do you mean?
        Apr 9, 2021
      4. Diesel
        Diesel
        @Tezcatlipoca - Prior to COVID, it was often to read about new members having an earbud mishap leading to their T. Now, half the posts I see on here are about COVID/Vaccine giving them T.
        Apr 9, 2021
      5. Auron
        Auron
        yea so do we gamble with the Vac or Covid...
        Apr 10, 2021
    30. Diesel
      Diesel
      Been kicking around the idea of finding a job that is 100% remote work. Thoughts?
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      3. Diesel
        Diesel
        I've currently been 100% remote since my firm shut down in March from covid. At first it took some adjustment, but now it's working out well. My current job req's a ton of communication, which I do well remotely. I def don't miss the commute, put about 100 miles on my truck since march, 2020. There are talks about "everyone coming back" .. not sure I'm feeling it.
        Apr 7, 2021
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      4. convolution
        convolution
        I agree with @ajc . It's probably a double edged sword. At the moment I am living in a country which is not my own and we are "strongly encouraged" to work from home, so I am completely isolated. I think I would have confronted my tinnitus better if I had my old routines of going to the office and meeting few colleagues...
        Apr 7, 2021
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      5. twa
        twa
        Even though I am somewhat reserved, I'm finding that I miss the camaraderie of working with people and being part of a team. Ironically, most of my career I was on a team and hated it. My husband went back to his office about 2 months ago and it has helped him mentally. He said he is more productive in the office without the distractions of home. He is asking his staff to return in June.
        Apr 7, 2021
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    Gender:
    Male
    Tinnitus Since:
    1-2019
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    20+ Years of Live Music, Motorcycles, and Power Tools