Digital Doc's Recent Activity

  1. Digital Doc replied to the thread Does Coffee Spike Your Tinnitus?.

    Everyone is different, but I can have several cups of coffee in a day, and notice any change in T due to it.

    Jun 20, 2019 at 3:41 AM
  2. Digital Doc replied to the thread Hi Everyone, First Noticed My Tinnitus Earlier This Year.

    The hearing loss and tinnitus go hand in hand. The question is why do you have hearing loss? Occupation? Concerts? Earbuds? Home noise exposure?...

    Jun 18, 2019 at 9:54 PM
  3. Digital Doc replied to the thread Tinnitus Screaming Today — Was It the Lawn Mower, the Party or the White Noise?.

    No big mystery here, and don't need prednisone, just to protect your ears better. To use the lawn mower and weed trimmer need both earplugs and...

    Jun 18, 2019 at 3:12 AM
  4. Digital Doc replied to the thread Wedding Band Noise Exposure Scare — Both Ears Ringing More Loudly Now.

    Hard to know, but there are a number of variables here. - We don't truly know the NRR of the earplugs. - Were the earplugs fully inserted? - Was...

    Jun 17, 2019 at 8:47 PM
  5. Digital Doc replied to the thread 2 Years with Tinnitus — I Returned to My Normal Life.

    The highest rated foam earplugs are NRR 33, and for loud exposures, like mowing the lawn, I use them. Examples of these include Howard Leight...

    Jun 15, 2019 at 6:08 PM
  6. Digital Doc replied to the thread Scared to Death — Afraid of My Tinnitus Being Permanent or Getting Worse.

    Sounds like a delayed spike from recent noise exposures. See an ENT or not, the most important thing is to stop these repetitive exposures.

    Jun 15, 2019 at 6:03 PM
  7. Digital Doc replied to the thread Hearing Damage from Changing Batteries in CO Detector and the Test Alarm Going Off?.

    Frequency does not effect the exposure limit; it is based on db's. My CO detector went off in the Fall, and they are quite loud. I could not get...

    Jun 15, 2019 at 3:34 AM
  8. Digital Doc replied to the thread I Had One Good Ear without Tinnitus — Until Tonight.

    Yes, both ears get compromised. If you think about it, while perhaps not exactly, both ears in most cases get exposed to the same level of noise...

    Jun 14, 2019 at 12:41 PM
  9. Digital Doc rated Mister Muso's post Agree in the thread I Had One Good Ear without Tinnitus — Until Tonight.

    I'm increasingly realizing that. There is no "good" ear and bad ear - getting tinnitus in one ear is a sign that both ears are compromised....

    Jun 14, 2019 at 12:39 PM
  10. Digital Doc replied to the thread I Had One Good Ear without Tinnitus — Until Tonight.

    Noise canceling headphones are not particularly protective. They work best at lower frequency, and steady sounds. This noise was short, and...

    Jun 14, 2019 at 5:01 AM
  11. Digital Doc replied to the thread Wife Died Suddenly — Stress and Tinnitus Spiked Considerably.

    I am sorry for your loss. Stress certainly increases tinnitus, but as the stress eases, so should the tinnitus.

    Jun 14, 2019 at 3:30 AM
  12. Digital Doc replied to the thread How Likely Is It for Mild Noise-Induced Tinnitus to Dissipate If No Hearing Loss Is Present?.

    My T started in the right, and has stayed there for 8 months now. I would not assume that it migrates. I will also say that I always protect both...

    Jun 14, 2019 at 2:38 AM
  13. Digital Doc replied to the thread Kid Intentionally Screamed in My Ear at Work — Possible Hearing Damage? I Was Wearing Earplugs.

    Evil kid! If no muffled hearing yet, likely not coming. Thank goodness you had the earplugs in!

    Jun 14, 2019 at 2:34 AM