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  1. Digital Doc replied to the thread A Month In and It Looks Like My Tinnitus Is Here to Stay... Help!.

    The first few months are the hardest, and many of us have been there. I have had some periods when the T was so loud it was waking me up after...

    Apr 21, 2019 at 3:41 AM
  2. Digital Doc replied to the thread Is It Safe to Go to a Bar/Club with Long-Standing Tinnitus?.

    Only you can answer if the risk is worth it. Most bars are louder than 80 dB which is the problem. Some things to think about. Is your tinnitus...

    Apr 21, 2019 at 3:35 AM
  3. Digital Doc replied to the thread Has Anybody’s Hyperacusis Disappeared 100%?.

    I think my H is just about gone, as I am not in any pain or discomfort from loud sounds. I was able to recently attend a wedding reception with a...

    Apr 19, 2019 at 3:38 AM
  4. Digital Doc replied to the thread Can X-Ray Aggravate Tinnitus?.

    Most welcome!

    Apr 17, 2019 at 12:49 AM
  5. Digital Doc replied to the thread Can X-Ray Aggravate Tinnitus?.

    Most welcome, this is an emerging body of evidence for the dental professionals. Hopefully, this should fuel a push for quieter equipment, and not...

    Apr 17, 2019 at 12:43 AM
  6. Digital Doc rated emmalee's post Agree in the thread Can X-Ray Aggravate Tinnitus?.

    And there we have it, in a nutshell. How could getting tinnitus not be a risk for anyone in the Dental profession?

    Apr 17, 2019 at 12:38 AM
  7. Digital Doc replied to the thread Can X-Ray Aggravate Tinnitus?.

    https://www.todaysrdh.com/hearing-loss-dentistry-silent-topic/ "Dentists and their auxiliaries are regularly exposed to decibel (dB) levels at...

    Apr 17, 2019 at 12:37 AM
  8. Digital Doc replied to the thread What Happens to Your Tinnitus When You Pinch Your Ears Closed with Your Finger?.

    Not really, I think the T is more constant (at least for me), and closing off the ear, and in turn the sound, takes it down to the same amount.

    Apr 17, 2019 at 12:28 AM
  9. Digital Doc replied to the thread Can X-Ray Aggravate Tinnitus?.

    Don't blame you. I was bothered by the sound of that drill before I got T/H.

    Apr 17, 2019 at 12:24 AM
  10. Digital Doc replied to the thread Can X-Ray Aggravate Tinnitus?.

    Absolutely, it is the sound of the drill and the ultrasonic cleaning that is the real issue, not the X-rays.

    Apr 17, 2019 at 12:20 AM
  11. Digital Doc replied to the thread What Happens to Your Tinnitus When You Pinch Your Ears Closed with Your Finger?.

    A quite room is not a silent room as a quiet room is about 40 db so there is still some ambient noise level that is blocked out by covering of the...

    Apr 17, 2019 at 12:18 AM
  12. Digital Doc replied to the thread Going to a Concert While Having Tinnitus, Help?.

    Here's hoping you get diarrhea that day! Seriously, no reason to expose yourself to this level of noise, which can only end badly IMHO. Your...

    Apr 16, 2019 at 11:49 PM
  13. Digital Doc replied to the thread Can X-Ray Aggravate Tinnitus?.

    X-rays, at the common medical doses, should have zero effect on tinnitus/hyperacusis.

    Apr 16, 2019 at 11:46 PM
  14. Digital Doc rated GregCA's post Agree in the thread What Happens to Your Tinnitus When You Pinch Your Ears Closed with Your Finger?.

    Because what you think is a silent room isn't actually silent. The closest to a perfectly silent room is an anechoic chamber, and I doubt that's...

    Apr 16, 2019 at 11:45 PM
  15. Digital Doc replied to the thread What Happens to Your Tinnitus When You Pinch Your Ears Closed with Your Finger?.

    It was explained above by @GregCA When the external sounds are taken away, the brain focuses more on the sound of the T. This is how white...

    Apr 16, 2019 at 11:44 PM
  16. Digital Doc replied to the thread What Happens to Your Tinnitus When You Pinch Your Ears Closed with Your Finger?.

    I think just about everyone's T gets louder when you cover the ear. This also happens upon insertion of earplugs.

    Apr 16, 2019 at 9:41 PM
  17. Digital Doc replied to the thread Ear Issues After Stupidly Mixing Music with Earbuds.

    I do not know what that is in the video. However, thanks for the update, and glad you are doing better.

    Apr 15, 2019 at 10:03 PM
  18. Digital Doc replied to the thread What Does a Notch in Hearing at 4 kHz Indicate?.

    Damn annoying. When they can't sell a hearing aid too many of them lose interest.

    Apr 15, 2019 at 11:46 AM
  19. Digital Doc replied to the thread Noise Induced Tinnitus — Positive Stories Needed.

    Hard to get earplugs in sometimes. I also get annoyed when they move. When mowing the lawn I pass a number of branches that rub up against my...

    Apr 14, 2019
  20. Digital Doc replied to the thread Set My Fire Alarm Off, Damnit — The Incident Has Spiked My Tinnitus.

    Glad you feel better. These spikes can be a setback. I was 3 months into this, and getting better when the alarm clock randomly was too close and...

    Apr 14, 2019
  21. Digital Doc replied to the thread Going to a Concert While Having Tinnitus, Help?.

    Sounds like the concert is more of a once in a lifetime opportunity to lose your hearing, or get worse T and H. The school thing does not sound...

    Apr 14, 2019
  22. Digital Doc replied to the thread What Does a Notch in Hearing at 4 kHz Indicate?.

    Not an expert on this, but I believe the notch goes down further for a 4k notch. Still, your audiogram would be consistent with noise damage....

    Apr 14, 2019
  23. Digital Doc replied to the thread Can 'Spikes' Get Better or Is It Trying to Habituate to a New High?.

    Spikes can definitely last longer than 6 weeks. Key is to avoid further injury. It took me 3 months back in the Fall until my noise induced spike...

    Apr 14, 2019