Digital Doc's Recent Activity

  1. Digital Doc replied to the thread Is It a Bad Idea to Protect One Ear More Than the Other?.

    For the most part, you have two ears, and they both should be protected from noise exposure. If one of yours has hyperacusis more than the other,...

    Oct 20, 2019 at 3:06 AM
  2. Digital Doc replied to the thread My Personal Hell — My Tinnitus Changes in Sound and Intensity During Sleep.

    I have a similar phenomenon as my T is usually quieter when I wake up in the morning. T is not constant as the volume for me can increase during...

    Oct 20, 2019 at 3:01 AM
  3. Digital Doc replied to the thread Is Sound Therapy a Cure for Tinnitus or Just a Distraction?.

    More of a distraction than anything else. With white noise at night while asleep, my tinnitus worsens. If not helping you, try and stop it and see...

    Oct 19, 2019 at 1:09 AM
  4. Digital Doc replied to the thread Sightseeing in London with Tinnitus: What Precautions to Take?.

    I think the uber, or a car rental to get around makes sense. I would plan on earplugs when out and about in unfamiliar surroundings, not knowing...

    Oct 19, 2019 at 12:48 AM
  5. Digital Doc replied to the thread Spike in Tinnitus — Did I Make a Big Mistake by Going to a Disco?.

    Hindsight is 20/20. If you got a spike, than it was clearly too noisy, and going there was a problem. Earplugs are hardly fully protective.

    Oct 18, 2019 at 7:54 PM
  6. Digital Doc replied to the thread Spike Nightmare, Tinnitus Very Loud — Could Stress Cause This? Or Was It Diazepam's Fault?.

    https://www.drugs.com/slideshow/ambien-facts-1189 Correct, ambien is not a benzo, but it works in a similar fashion.

    Oct 18, 2019 at 4:07 AM
  7. Digital Doc replied to the thread Anyone Alse Noticed That Wearing a Cap Over the Ears Is Tinnitus Relieving as Heck?.

    Can't say a cap makes any difference in the tinnitus. It really would not afford any significant degree of hearing protection.

    Oct 18, 2019 at 2:56 AM
  8. Digital Doc replied to the thread Will Tinnitus Ever Get Better?.

    I don't think I realized it at first either. A little over a year ago a new weed wacker sent things into the untolerable zone. However, this...

    Oct 16, 2019 at 9:27 PM
  9. Digital Doc replied to the thread Will Tinnitus Ever Get Better?.

    Since 1985.

    Oct 16, 2019 at 4:54 PM
  10. Digital Doc replied to the thread Intro and My First Month in (Mild Tinnitus)....

    Sounds like mostly a delayed spike from the rehearsal with the band set this off, along with some life stressors, like the new job. Be sure to...

    Oct 15, 2019 at 10:12 PM
  11. Digital Doc rated amillar1993's post Helpful in the thread Intro and My First Month in (Mild Tinnitus)....

    *Long post warning* Yo yo yo, 25-year-old dude here from the UK just beginning my 5th week of tinnitus. So, the story so far... I've always...

    Oct 15, 2019 at 10:10 PM
  12. Digital Doc replied to the thread Ear Protection for Kids.

    @all to gain https://www.amazon.com/Original-EarPlanes-Healthcare-Airplane-Protection/dp/B000052XG5?th=1 I would go with EarPlanes, and they...

    Oct 15, 2019 at 10:08 PM
  13. Digital Doc replied to the thread Ear Protection for Kids.

    Good idea to get the children some hearing protection, and teach them appropriate use. At the younger ages, the ear muffs are more appropriate....

    Oct 15, 2019 at 3:35 AM
  14. Digital Doc liked PeteJ's post in the thread Sudden Tinnitus Spike Started 30 Minutes Ago When Playing Games — It's Now Extremely Loud.

    Why not just use speakers on low instead of headphones? I think the problem with headphones is no one knows what volume is acceptable and...

    Oct 15, 2019 at 3:26 AM
  15. Digital Doc liked GregCA's post in the thread Audiogram and Other Hearing Test Results.

    To be a bit more precise, I think the theory says something slightly different: the noise losses are supposed to match the energy distribution of...

    Oct 14, 2019 at 10:44 PM
  16. Digital Doc replied to the thread Sudden Tinnitus Spike Started 30 Minutes Ago When Playing Games — It's Now Extremely Loud.

    @Tom Cnyc The study you reference is an interesting one. However, dont take one study, particularly when it is not a randomized controlled one,...

    Oct 14, 2019 at 5:53 PM
  17. Digital Doc replied to the thread Audiogram and Other Hearing Test Results.

    Makes sense.

    Oct 14, 2019 at 5:47 PM
  18. Digital Doc replied to the thread Going on a Road Trip — Should I Wear Earplugs in the Car?.

    As it starts to reach above 65 mph, and you plan to drive at higher speeds all day, the answer is you need some protection.

    Oct 14, 2019 at 11:45 AM
  19. Digital Doc replied to the thread Audiogram and Other Hearing Test Results.

    Noise induced hearing loss often exhibits the 4k notch, and your audiogram does not show this.

    Oct 14, 2019 at 3:54 AM
  20. Digital Doc replied to the thread Going on a Road Trip — Should I Wear Earplugs in the Car?.

    85 db is right on the borderline between protection, and not. However, these numbers and thresholds apply to normal ears, and not after T when...

    Oct 14, 2019 at 3:52 AM
  21. Digital Doc replied to the thread Will Tinnitus Ever Get Better?.

    No education either, and really had no idea what most of these symptoms were such as ear fullness after noise exposure for way too long. Hope...

    Oct 14, 2019 at 3:46 AM
  22. Digital Doc replied to the thread Chit Chat and All That....

    @Jazzer Great pic, and sentiment. Peace to all.

    Oct 14, 2019 at 12:49 AM
  23. Digital Doc replied to the thread Will Tinnitus Ever Get Better?.

    Thanks for your experience and tips @fishbone I have had, in retrospect, several tinnitus spikes during my life, the first memorable one was back...

    Oct 13, 2019