Acoustic Shock/Trauma and Nerve Irritation from Girlfriend Jamming Her Fork Into a Plate?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Traumasux, Aug 24, 2021.

    1. Traumasux

      Traumasux Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Fireworks
      Hello.

      I think I got acoustic shock/trauma after my girlfriend jammed her fork into a plate when eating generating a high pitched sound around 95 dB.

      I pulled my head back and it hurt my left ear bad.

      Then I started to feel fullness in ears and sounds got louder and my ears feels weird. I don't know if it's pain really, just a weird feeling.

      I also get like vibrations in my eardrums with certain sounds, like when my newborn is crying loud and I have hearing protection in, it feels like my eardrums vibrate and I feel like shocks in my face, teeth and scalp. Probably irritating a nerve?

      I also started to have headaches, neck pain and grinding my teeth at night after this.

      It's been like 2 months now.

      I can go out in public without hearing protection but I am still afraid of loud sounds.

      Thoughts? Will it go away?
       
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    2. Lukee

      Lukee Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador

      Location:
      Toronto, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Wim Hof Breathing Exercises
      Please read this paper to get an understanding of what may be happening. I have also had many of the same symptoms, without actual acoustic shock, so I sympathize with your issue.

      An Integrative Model Accounting for the Symptom Cluster Triggered After an Acoustic Shock
       
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      Traumasux

      Traumasux Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Fireworks
    4. Lukee

      Lukee Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador

      Location:
      Toronto, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Wim Hof Breathing Exercises
      Not yet. My most notable symptom is pressure in head and ears.

      A low histamine diet may help you.
       
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      Traumasux

      Traumasux Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Fireworks
      Damn, you have trigeminal nerve problem as well?
       
    6. Lukee

      Lukee Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador

      Location:
      Toronto, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Wim Hof Breathing Exercises
      Yup.
       
    7. SD7
      Angry

      SD7 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Mid /June 2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Vaccine + Noise
       
    8. Juan

      Juan Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Several causes
      That used to happen to me when I had severe hyperacusis. Progressively it got away, over years, after severe hyperacusis morphed into a bit of hearing loss, tinnitus and less bad hyperacusis.
       
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      Traumasux

      Traumasux Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Fireworks
      I used my phone to measure the sound, it may be a little more.

      Yes, I have always been a little sensitive to noise.

      I am not vaccinated.

      The weird thing is when my newborn is screaming and I wear earplugs I can feel my trigeminal nerve (?) getting irritated and the sound feels like vibrations in the nerve. Does that makes any sense?
       
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      Traumasux

      Traumasux Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Fireworks
      Hello again!

      A little update, now my fullness has gone away and is now a tickly feeling in my left ear.

      I still have bad headaches and stiff neck.

      I also sometimes have weird feelings in hands and feet?

      I don't know if I have hyperacusis anymore. I feel the trigeminal issues are the main problem now for me as I only get tired from sound but not "pain" in the ear anymore.
       
    11. Brian Newman

      Brian Newman Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Shooting/loud noise
      How is your noxacusis now Juan?
       
    12. Brian Newman

      Brian Newman Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Shooting/loud noise
      Good to hear. Avoid that noise as much as you can. It has made my noxacusis horrible and much worse every time I’m exposed to it.
       
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      Traumasux

      Traumasux Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Fireworks
      I wonder how much I must protect... I have a newborn that screams around 80-85 dB (measured by my phone). That sound makes my ear feel like it "vibrates" but it is not painful.
       
    14. Stacken77
      Wishful

      Stacken77 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise (likely headphones & cars), Acoustic trauma did me in
      Maybe consider to use some kind of hearing protection, like custom molded earplugs with interchangeable filters, then you can just reduce the volume a little bit to make it more comfortable. They still enable you to hear well.

      Just my 2 cents,
      Stacken
       
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      Traumasux

      Traumasux Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Fireworks
      Yeah I have the Alpine MusicSafe Pro with 11 dB filters i use now.

      And also: Tjenare från en annan svensk ;)
       
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    16. Juan

      Juan Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Several causes
      My hearing is getting worse. Basically it is harder to understand everything, and particularly TV and speech in noise. Reactivity to sound is a bit better, but hyperacusis still kicks in for very loud sounds. Tinnitus is quite unpredictable... mine fluctuates.
       
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    17. Brian Newman

      Brian Newman Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Shooting/loud noise
      So your noxacusis was severe, right, like 10/10 bad? And now you only get stabbing pain from loud noise? Trying to talk to as many people as I can, my noxacusis keeps getting worse and I’m also trying to manage a damn fistula.
       
    18. Brian Newman

      Brian Newman Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Shooting/loud noise
      Don’t expose yourself to your kid screaming, that is a very bad idea. Put earmuffs on or you will end up like me. Better to be safe than sorry.
       
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      Traumasux

      Traumasux Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Fireworks
    20. Juan

      Juan Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Several causes
      Right. My hyperacusis was really really bad, a loud sound felt like a knife that would go through earplugs and earmuffs.
       
    21. Brian Newman

      Brian Newman Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Shooting/loud noise
      You can go out now and do stuff with earplugs in? But your tinnitus and hearing loss got worse?
       
    22. Juan

      Juan Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Several causes
      Yeah, I can do that now. At the beginning I would get setbacks for one off noises even wearing double protection. These setbacks over time triggered hearing loss, tinnitus (I did not have that at the beginning) and also less reactivity to sound.
       
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