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I did a lot of vacuuming today. My watch measured around 88-90dba. I wore foam nrr 32 foam earplugs and peltor x5a muffs. Did I do damage? Nov 29, 2021 at 7:17 AM

    1. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      I did a lot of vacuuming today. My watch measured around 88-90dba. I wore foam nrr 32 foam earplugs and peltor x5a muffs. Did I do damage?
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      3. Stacken77
        Stacken77
        Yeah @kingsfan, I forgot to mention that; it doesn't work on carpets. But for everything else, it has worked nicely for me.
        Nov 29, 2021 at 11:17 AM
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      4. Wrfortiscue
        Wrfortiscue
        I’ll spike with the white noise sound from it but yeah no damage with that protection
        Nov 29, 2021 at 11:56 AM
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      5. xyz
        xyz
        There are much quieter vacuum cleaner nowadays. I have one which is supposed to be 57 db. Its very quiet and with ear muffs practical not audible.
        Nov 29, 2021 at 3:11 PM
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    2. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      Getting a haircut on Monday. The first time since T started. Any advice on protecting the old earholes?
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      2. Wrfortiscue
        Wrfortiscue
        I got a haircut a couple days ago. Earplugs and told them to trim without hitting the ears if they could
        Nov 25, 2021 at 5:32 AM
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      3. Exit
        Exit
        I just take a pair of scissors and grab hold of hair, front , sides and back. 4 cuts!
        No protection:)
        Nov 25, 2021 at 9:56 AM
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      4. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        @Exit I've been cutting my own hair since covid started, but it's time for a professional to undo all the wrong I've done.
        Nov 29, 2021 at 10:35 AM
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    3. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      I've aged so much since my tinnitus worsened =(
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      2. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        @Steph1710 You still look young in the recent photos you have posted.. not talking about the ones from the past you posted.
        Nov 24, 2021 at 11:50 PM
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      3. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        @Shoon Yea that's what's happening to me basically. I look older than my older brother who is in his 40s
        Nov 24, 2021 at 11:51 PM
      4. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        @danielthor I actually sleep surprisingly well with two fans, cricket sounds, and melatonin.
        Nov 24, 2021 at 11:52 PM
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    4. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      Was just playing guitar through my DAW and monitor speakers and got a little bit of pain in my ear. That has never happened before.
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      2. Wrfortiscue
        Wrfortiscue
        What did the pain feel like? Inner ear aching sharp pain?
        Nov 23, 2021 at 2:34 AM
      3. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        @Wrfortiscue have you ever worn foam plugs for too long and got an achy feeling in your ear canal by your jaw? Felt like that. It was a quick sensation then went away. Wondering if it was the sound or I tensed up somehow causing pain to radiate there.
        Nov 23, 2021 at 3:31 AM
    5. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      I’ve got a bottle of cymbalta and a bottle of Zoloft. I may have to start one of them.
    6. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      can't handle this new squealing sound. worried it's permanent.
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      3. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        @Wrfortiscue ultra high pitched EEEeeeEEEeee sort of thing. Just started out of the blue Sunday evening.
        Nov 20, 2021
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      4. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        Right now it sounds like a bad serpentine belt on a car only higher pitched.
        Nov 20, 2021
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      5. Wrfortiscue
        Wrfortiscue
        Sorry man let’s hope it calms a bit and maybe you can shrug it off eventually. I don’t know, there’s no advice worth giving :( you’ll get through buddy
        Nov 20, 2021
    7. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      On another note, I've been brewing my own cold brew and it's amazing.
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    8. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      Crazy how even the slightest change in sound or volume can send the limbic system into overdrive.
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      2. Wrfortiscue
        Wrfortiscue
        For real. We don’t like change because we have to scan and assess all over lol
        Nov 16, 2021
      3. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        @Wrfortiscue Yea I'm having a spike, but it's barely louder than my baseline but it's just messing me up in every way. like wtf?
        Nov 17, 2021
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      4. Wrfortiscue
        Wrfortiscue
        @kingsfan we don’t like change, especially to
        Habituate. Now if my god awful buzzsaw can go away…
        Nov 17, 2021
    9. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      Hello
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      2. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        @Stacken77 Having a setback? Were you doing better before or has it just been bad for you for a while now? I haven't really been on here for a couple months.
        Nov 16, 2021
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      3. Stacken77
        Stacken77
        @kingsfan Nah mate, it's just been crap for 9 months with some severe reactivity. Getting spikes from moving the bed sheets. But it hasn't gotten even worse, so I guess that's good. ;)
        Nov 16, 2021
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      4. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        @Stacken77 I'm really sorry to hear that. I'm glad you are not getting worse though. I think you are much stronger than I.
        Nov 16, 2021
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    10. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      Day 7 without asthma inhaler. rough going
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      3. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        My new health insurance doesn't start until next month, but it will be about the same cost as the inhaler anyway.
        Oct 11, 2021
      4. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        @kingsfan What inhaler do you take? If it’s the same as mine, I’ll bloody post you one!
        Oct 12, 2021
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      5. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        Oct 12, 2021
    11. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      Someone trying to tell me acoustic reflex test is only 70db
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      3. Kriszti
        Kriszti
        Oct 7, 2021
      4. Kriszti
        Kriszti
        I got tested when I only had my on/off low hum, got other possible causes, but a week later my bilateral T started. It may have started earlier, but I could have been preoccupied with the low hum. I had never had high ringing before. Also, nothing of diagnostic value was shared with me about the ART. I wish I had never done it.
        Oct 7, 2021
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      5. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        @Kriszti We are in the same boat then. My tinnitus was bad, but not too bad before the test. Wish I had never went. The test was all for nothing as well. I didn't know the results will show the decibel level. I may try and call for a copy of the results, though I'm not sure I could control my anger with them.
        Oct 8, 2021
    12. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      Having a lot of fleeting increases in tinnitus today. What does it all mean?
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      3. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        @aura my ears have been taking turns clogging up too. Maybe it is the weather or allergies or something. I also need to try replacing all of my down bedding with synthetic.
        Oct 7, 2021
      4. aura
        aura
        I don't know, man...i've been doing just fine all my life and suddenly i'm allergic to bed sheets...maybe it's the age. After you turn 40 you become allergic to life.
        Oct 7, 2021
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      5. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        @aura starting the counter at 953 days then >_<
        Oct 7, 2021
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    13. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      My one-year passed by on Friday without even realizing it.
    14. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      NSAIDs seems to lessen my tinnitus.
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      2. Wrfortiscue
        Wrfortiscue
        Don’t they cause it? Maybe brain inflammation causing your T
        Sep 19, 2021
      3. Exit
        Exit
        Probably when he’s not in pain his tinnitus feels less intrusive..?
        Sep 20, 2021
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      4. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        I dont know, but it's been nice despite other things not being so nice.
        Sep 20, 2021
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    15. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      11 days until my 1-year tinnitus circus anniversary
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      2. Wrfortiscue
        Wrfortiscue
        Silent party?
        Sep 6, 2021
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      3. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        @Wrfortiscue Chilled cow is my new silence. Chilled cow and fan. Chilled cow, fan, and crickets is my new silence.
        Sep 9, 2021
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    16. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      I get about a 5 minute window for falling asleep and then I am wide awake.
    17. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      Forgot to take my Nortriptyline last night and am feeling better today, knock on wood.
    18. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      And now the fun of trying to get all my asthma meds refilled before my health insurance runs out.
    19. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      what do I have to do to get these pure tones to change into anything else. do I need more hearing damage? I'll do anything
    20. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      Which should I try next: CBG/CBD, ketamine infusion, psychadelics, or something else?
    21. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      Another eye infection. Here we go again. Going to hold off on the neomycin drop, and see if my body can clear it up on it's own.
    22. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      was having a good day, then bam, depression smacks me in the face
    23. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      Left ear feels terrible. Just feels... wore out. I don't know how to describe it. clogged and heavy. I dont know what I did.
    24. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      Left started spiking really bad in the car. So loud it’s making me nauseous. It’s blairing over my usual masking sound.
    25. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      Ears definitely worse after the acoustic emissions test yesterday. when will I learn?
    26. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      How many decibels is an acoustic emissions test?
      1. Matchbox
        Matchbox
        Less than the AR test but still quite a bit of clicking.
        I personally had no issues with it, maybe a tiny spike.
        Avoid AR like the plagues of egypt.
        Jul 27, 2021
      2. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        I refused the acoustic reflex, but I don't know why I went ahead with the acoustic emissions test. T has been spiked all day ever since. Didn't really seem loud at the time, but wasn't exactly soft.
        Jul 27, 2021
    27. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      I'm not going to be on here as much. Ton of notifications too. Sorry if I don't reply to any of you.
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      3. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        Take it easy handsome. X
        Jul 25, 2021
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      4. Christiaan
        Christiaan
        Take it easy @kingsfan. Hope you'll come back with your typically funny and on the mark posts;)
        Jul 26, 2021
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      5. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        I left comment on the wrong post whoops ----- As soon as I say I'm taking time off here, boooom, I get a spike. I think maybe I'm a little too attached to you guys.
        Jul 27, 2021
    28. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      Are you always suppose to be able to pop your ears? I just popped mine and now it feels open and won't pop,but feels so much better.
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      2. Vassili
        Vassili
        Maybe your Eustachian tube has opened up?
        Jul 17, 2021
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      3. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        I haven’t been able to pop one of my ears for a year or so now. It’s so irritating. The left one pops fine. And you’re right, it feels great when it does.
        Jul 18, 2021
      4. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        As soon as I say I'm taking time off here, boooom, I get a spike. I think maybe I'm a little too attached to you guys.
        Jul 27, 2021
    29. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      Every morning when I drag myself out of bed I tell myself I'll go to bed early. Well it's past midnight and here I am.
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      2. martinberryhorse
        martinberryhorse
        I say the same thing. I can't sleep unless I go to bed completely destroyed at 7 AM. Don't know what I will do when I finish school and have to get up early.
        Jul 4, 2021
      3. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        @martinberryhorse You'll do what I do and sleep 3 or 4 hours a night and drink loads of coffee while at work.
        Jul 6, 2021
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    30. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      Left ear is screaming this morning. It's usually much lower in the morning and gradually builds up...
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      3. Wrfortiscue
        Wrfortiscue
        How is it now
        Jul 4, 2021
      4. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        @Christiaan Hey thanks, I'll give it read and hopefully I can understand it.
        Jul 4, 2021
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      5. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        Jul 4, 2021
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    Gender:
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    9-17-20 / 10-20-20 / 3-31-21 / 5-23-21
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    turning everything up to 11
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