A Very Loud Vacuum Cleaner Caused a Severe Tinnitus Spike

Discussion in 'Support' started by volsung37, Jul 29, 2020.

    1. volsung37

      volsung37 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      I have had tinnitus since 2014. For the past couple of years it grew milder and most of the time I could ignore it.

      However recently I used a very loud vacuum cleaner for about a half hour straight while renovating a property. I noticed my tinnitus had spiked immediately after I switched the thing off. Now back to levels like 3 years ago.

      Take nothing for granted and protect your ears from loud noises!
    2. DebInAustralia
      No Mood

      DebInAustralia Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Advocate

      Geelong, Victoria
      Tinnitus Since:
      Oh damn, I remember you. So sorry to hear you're having a spike.

      Hoping your worse tinnitus is a short lived spike.

      Have a look at the Nicotinamide Riboside thread. I think it would be worth consideration.
    3. Robster

      Robster Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Jan 2021 MRI, Worsened Nov 2021 Vaccine, Oct 2023 Smoke Alar
      Hi all. Do you think 3M Peltor X5A earmuffs and foam earplugs would be enough protection when vacuuming?
    4. Kriszti

      Kriszti Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      For me, it's enough. I actually now only use the Peltor X5A. Still spikes me for a couple of hours, but weirdly enough I don't experience any difference if I use double protection or just the muffs, so I save the trouble and only put on the muffs. My hoover officially emits 76 dB, but it's more like in the 80s range, so I think it's on the quieter side.

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