2-3 Seconds of Loud Exposure — Further Damage?

Discussion in 'Support' started by LukeYoung, Mar 8, 2017.

    1. LukeYoung
      Stressed

      LukeYoung Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      A loud Concert - Noise Exposure
      So my son blew an air horn right next to me for a about 2-3 seconds.

      My ear feels kind of warm now. No pain or loudness in T yet. But hopefully this won't cause a spike or affect T. :/
       
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    2. maltese
      Batty

      maltese Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Club
      Hopefully nothing that could worsen you T.
      Try not to worry unnecessarily.

      Take care.
       
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    3. AUTHOR
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      LukeYoung
      Stressed

      LukeYoung Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      A loud Concert - Noise Exposure
      Thanks mate, I guess my anxiety just needs someone to tell me it'll be okay.

      I know loud sounds that are very short rarely do damage. But I guess we all worry about our T worsening.
       
    4. JurgenG
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      JurgenG Member Benefactor Advocate

      Location:
      Belgium
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise exposure / headphone accident maybe?
      I know how you feel, I am suffering from what is hopefully a temporaly Spike. And probably triggered by some short noise exposure. I'd like to know who had permanent increase by short sounds like yours (and mine).
       
    5. AUTHOR
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      LukeYoung
      Stressed

      LukeYoung Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      A loud Concert - Noise Exposure
      how long has the spike been going on for?
       
    6. JurgenG
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      JurgenG Member Benefactor Advocate

      Location:
      Belgium
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise exposure / headphone accident maybe?
      Couple of days so far..
       
    7. AUTHOR
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      LukeYoung
      Stressed

      LukeYoung Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      A loud Concert - Noise Exposure
      From what?
      Any pain or other symptoms?
       
    8. JurgenG
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      JurgenG Member Benefactor Advocate

      Location:
      Belgium
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise exposure / headphone accident maybe?
      Not really, did have pain for a couple of seconds every now and than.

      _might_ have had it from a headphone spike.
      Some alarm in the headset that went off, didn't even stress. Thought it wasn't that loud..
       
    9. AUTHOR
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      LukeYoung
      Stressed

      LukeYoung Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      A loud Concert - Noise Exposure
      Oh, no flu or headcold or anything?
      Hope it goes away soon.

      I had a headcold a week or so ago and my tinnitus spiked.
       
    10. JurgenG
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      JurgenG Member Benefactor Advocate

      Location:
      Belgium
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise exposure / headphone accident maybe?
      Don't think so. Not feeling ill or anything.
      Hope it goes indeed. Hope yours will not spike either!
       
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    11. AUTHOR
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      LukeYoung
      Stressed

      LukeYoung Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      A loud Concert - Noise Exposure
      Also, if anyone knows. If it did affect my ear, would I notice a change in my T straight away or could it come on?
       
    12. Rubenslash

      Rubenslash Member

      Location:
      Zurich
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bad luck and bad decisions
      There could be a delayed reaction, but usually should be within 1 day. Most likely it did nothing.
       
    13. AUTHOR
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      LukeYoung
      Stressed

      LukeYoung Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      A loud Concert - Noise Exposure
      Thank you for your reply. It's always nice to have someone confirm my thoughts. Anxiety is the problem..
       
    14. racerfish
      No Mood

      racerfish Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2005
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise / T worsened with antiobiotics
      I agree with the delayed reaction. If you get past 24-48 hours with no spike, you're probably fine. When I've had loud noise exposure for brief periods of time, my T spike hits after about 24 hours and then goes back to baseline after about 1-2 weeks. However, in my case I had my ENT put me on methylprednisolone and I also took magnesium and NAC supplements.
       
    15. AUTHOR
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      LukeYoung
      Stressed

      LukeYoung Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      A loud Concert - Noise Exposure
      Is the methylprenisolone another name for prednisone steroids?

      I don't seem to have pain or anything but yeah I guess I'm just worried.
       
    16. racerfish
      No Mood

      racerfish Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2005
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise / T worsened with antiobiotics
      Yes, both are steroids and do the same thing. I was told by my doctors that methylprednisolone is a little easier on your body. Some of the side effects are not always fun, but I seem to have tolerated it pretty well.
       
    17. AUTHOR
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      LukeYoung
      Stressed

      LukeYoung Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      A loud Concert - Noise Exposure
      I see. Thanks for the info.
       
    18. JurgenG
      Approved

      JurgenG Member Benefactor Advocate

      Location:
      Belgium
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise exposure / headphone accident maybe?
      What kind of exposure did you have? Did you have other symptons?
       
    19. racerfish
      No Mood

      racerfish Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2005
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise / T worsened with antiobiotics
      It was live music at a restaurant though I've had T for several years. The music made my T way worse but went back to baseline after 2 weeks.
       
    20. JurgenG
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      JurgenG Member Benefactor Advocate

      Location:
      Belgium
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise exposure / headphone accident maybe?
      And when did you start taking steroïds? Did you feel anything else?
       
    21. racerfish
      No Mood

      racerfish Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2005
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise / T worsened with antiobiotics
      I started the steroids 3 days after exposure to the sound.

      When you say "feel anything else" what do you mean by that?
       
    22. JurgenG
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      JurgenG Member Benefactor Advocate

      Location:
      Belgium
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise exposure / headphone accident maybe?
      If you felt pain, distorted hearing etc..
       
    23. racerfish
      No Mood

      racerfish Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2005
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise / T worsened with antiobiotics
      There was no pain or distorted hearing. Just the wonderful sound of ringing in my ears.
       
    24. AUTHOR
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      LukeYoung
      Stressed

      LukeYoung Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      A loud Concert - Noise Exposure
      so did you get another tone? Or just heightened existing Tone?
       
    25. racerfish
      No Mood

      racerfish Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2005
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise / T worsened with antiobiotics
      It was a tripling of the existing sound and 2 new tones. There was a pure midtone in my left ear and this oscillating tone in my right ear that sounded like a dentist drill. And during all that, a couple times I had this screeching tone that lasted a minute or two that scared the crap out of me. Thankfully, all of it went away.
       
    26. AUTHOR
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      LukeYoung
      Stressed

      LukeYoung Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      A loud Concert - Noise Exposure
      I'm glad to hear it all went away!
      It can be scary stuff :/
       
    27. racerfish
      No Mood

      racerfish Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2005
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise / T worsened with antiobiotics
      Thanks. Yes, I was scared for a while that it would all be permanent because in the past T spikes usually went away after a day or so. This went on for MUCH longer and was more intense then anything I'd ever experienced. I know now that I need to do much more to protect my ears and avoid loud places.

      I hope your ears are also doing well. Either way, you'll get through this and any spike will likely be temporary. Sending good thoughts your way.
       
    28. AUTHOR
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      LukeYoung
      Stressed

      LukeYoung Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      A loud Concert - Noise Exposure
      Thank you my friend!
      Again thanks for taking time to answer my questions.
       
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    29. JohnnyMx
      Sunshine

      JohnnyMx Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Apr/2013
      I've lost the count of how many times I've heard spontaneus loud sounds by accident. I have 2 boys, and things like this happens. If the loud sounds is not a big explosion, a gunshot nears your ear, or a firealarm (stay away from them)... I'm almost sure you will be ok.

      In the long term, the anxiety about it could really increase the perception of your sound...then you will start to think that the exposure to the loud sound really damaged your ears, bringing more anxiety, and more Tinnitus.

      The best for you,
      Johnny.
       
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    30. AUTHOR
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      LukeYoung
      Stressed

      LukeYoung Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      A loud Concert - Noise Exposure
      Thanks johnny, I agree.
      I don't think it did any damage. I guess it's just our instinct to react the way we do in fear of T worsening.
       
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