Acoustic Trauma from Bottle Falling

Discussion in 'Support' started by valeri, Nov 18, 2019.

    1. valeri

      valeri Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2011
      Yesterday a very heavy bottle fell inside the cabinet right next to my ear. It was a flat bottle so when it fell there was no bottle neck to ease the load, it fell flat down inside the cabinet.

      There was a loud bang, like a gun shot, which was audible even in the room next to the kitchen.
      My tinnitus went through the roof after some 5 hours and still (day after) hasn’t settled down.
      Hiss turned into this high pitch screeching noise.

      If this is permanent I won’t survive this :(
       
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    2. Backpacker

      Backpacker Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      SSHL
      Take some magnesium especially now when it is fresh, and if you think of any other supplement that ever helped anyone after acoustic trauma, maybe b vitamin, maybe curcumin, try it also. I know that the high frequency is bothering you right now, but I just wanted to let you know I have low hum in the "good" ear, too. :huganimation:
       
    3. Michael B
      Supportive

      Michael B Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Earbuds
      My guess is that it will get better soon.
       
    4. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      You will need to wait for 4-6 weeks before you will know whether it is permanent. If it doesn't begin to fade after that time, it will not be a good sign. Until that time, I think it is safe assume that it is going to be a temporary. Having said that, it might take months for the high pitch tone to turn into a hiss again.

      You might consider taking Prednisone, but of course whether or not it is a good idea to do so is controversial.
       
    5. MattS
      Relaxed

      MattS Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Power Tools
      It's very unlikely to be permanent. Just give it some time, it'll come back down.
       
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    6. AUTHOR
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      valeri

      valeri Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2011
      I have a new high pitch sound. What started as a very faint sound in November last year is now clearly audible and in both ears.
      I’m back to square one, anxiety, insomnia, suicidal thoughts...
      I struggled with low drone for nearly 9 years now but this is too much to handle.
      Anyone else in similar situation?
       
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    7. Star64
      Kick ass

      Star64 Member

      Location:
      Melbourne Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      2001
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      I have had severe tinnitus now for 1 year, I feel for you, it is horrid to think this condition can actually get worse so easily. The anxiety that comes with dealing with this noise is also debilitating, I'd look at natural ways to try and reduce this component.

      Antianxiety meds caused me the severe tinnitus, I would avoid them if you can, but that is only my personal opinion.
      It can take a long time for spikes to settle. Everyone is different though, I hope you find something that will help you :huganimation:
       
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    8. Born To Slay
      Depressed

      Born To Slay Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud concert
      Just curious. Could a GP prescribe that?
       
    9. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      valeri

      valeri Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2011
      I seriously don’t know how to continue with all this suffering!
      Low frequency drone turned my life upside down and now this siren in my head!!!!
      Life is not meant to be easy but also not this hard.
      I fear for my future:(
       
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    10. Jazzer

      Jazzer Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/1995
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      Hi Valeri
      I am so so I sorry.
      You didn’t deserve this.
      None of us did.
      The cruelest turn of fate.
      Mine turned severe in June 2014 because of the hateful actions of an Asperger “friend ?!?!”

      The beautiful life I enjoyed has gone for ever.

      I am nothing - if not a realist.
      What I do is make tremendous efforts to ‘cobble’ a new life together.
      Of course - I live in considerable hateful noise.
      Every day I try to do things that help me cope a little better.
      Every morning I meditate for half an hour in a hot bath, when I often drift off, despite the noise.
      I go for a walk around the park where I live, often with a nice friendly neighbour - when the conversation gives me something else to focus on.
      My wife still works as a credit controller (at 74) so I do all the shopping, ironing, vacuuming, cleaning, taxiing grand children around, etc... which helps me to feel that I am still useful to my beautiful family.
      I also have three adorable pussycats.
      (See my thread - more pussycat therapy.)
      My personal view is that there is currently no cure out there - I said I am a realist - and would find clinging on to research news, interviews with scientists etc... a complete waste of energy.
      If a cure ever comes we will all know straight away.
      Everything out there right now is bogus.
      Unfortunately we have all been cast in the role of
      the most reluctant of heroes.
      But I believe we can make it through, if we face this ‘thing’ with courage and ingenuity.
      Thinking of you Valeri.
      Sending you love, and a big {{{ HUG }}}

      Dave x
      Jazzer
       
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    11. DebInAustralia
      No Mood

      DebInAustralia Member Benefactor Advocate

      Location:
      Geelong, Victoria
      Tinnitus Since:
      30/12/13
      And nicotinamide riboside.
       
    12. dan
      Chatty

      dan Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Toronto, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise
      Hi Valeri. High pitch is the standard tinnitus sound. There are many success stories.
      Takes time though. I'm surprised you haven't habituated to the drone in 9 years... the lower frequencies are easier to habituate as a general rule.
       
    13. Juan

      Juan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Several causes
      In theory that's not enough to be considered a noise trauma. You should improve over time.
       
    14. dan
      Chatty

      dan Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Toronto, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise
      Why this shit happen to us??? 2 bottles and a pot fell, I'm finished, it's over for me.
       
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    15. dan
      Chatty

      dan Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Toronto, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise
      Me neither... mine is just a head encompassing screech.
       
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    16. dan
      Chatty

      dan Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Toronto, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise
      Mine went thru the roof on the second morning after....
       
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      valeri

      valeri Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2011
      What started, in November, as a faint high pitch in my left ear has now turned into a full blown siren in both ears, all this on top of my old tinnitus.

      To make things worse I hear different high pitch sounds from each ear!

      I’m basically back to square one, anxiety, panic, insomnia...

      This crap really has no “sweet spot”:(
       
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    18. Mister Muso
      No Mood

      Mister Muso Member

      Location:
      Scotland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2007 / April 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music
      Low hum for 12 years here, then high tones added gradually over April to June last year including hissing, ringing, oscillating wind chime effects etc. Plus severe hyperacusis and sensitivity to everyday kitchen sounds.

      I can relate. At least there is variety now! Sometimes the low frequency sounds are the loudest. Sometimes it's the wind chimes that keep me awake at night.

      Nevertheless, most of the time I don't think much about my tinnitus. As @Jazzer says so eloquently, life is still worth living.
       
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    19. Jazzer

      Jazzer Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/1995
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      Dear Valeri
      If you persevere with meditation, as a daily practice, I believe you will gradually become so much calmer, and your pain will decrease.
      Eckhart Tolle says:

      “You are the silence
      beneath the mental noise.”


      That silence - that stillness - is available to all of us - even to us with Tinnitus.
      You will find it - I promise.

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      Dave x
      Jazzer
       
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    20. dan
      Chatty

      dan Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Toronto, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise
      2-5 years and you're home free.
      I'm jealous of you because you know Trobalt worked for you no major side effects.
      When I tried Trobalt, just half a pill as test, I developed fibrillation few hours later for 3 days non stop, I almost died.
      4 years later I still have daily heart palpitations.

      @FGG I hope RL-81 will not affect the heart rhythm?
       
    21. vermillion
      No Mood

      vermillion Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bad luck
      I wish it was that certain. When it comes to tinnitus clinical trials, we know the story...
      Fingers crossed.
       
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    22. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      valeri

      valeri Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2011
      It’s amazing that you can have that attitude, I envy you.
      How loud are your tinnitus sounds, do you hear them during the day?
      Any particular reason for high pitch sounds to start?
       
    23. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      valeri

      valeri Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2011
      Thank you Dave!
      With this continuing to worsen I’m in a bit of frenzy rather!
      Like a headless chuck:(
      I just don’t understand what on earth is going on with my ears!
       
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      AUTHOR
      valeri

      valeri Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2011
      Dan I admire your optimism! New Trobalt should be much safer so hopefully you can try it again with good results!
       
    25. Shaqz

      Shaqz Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/10/19
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      @valeri hey did you solve or habituate to the low drone tinnitus? And how did you get it? Mine started in December and robbed my life...
       
    26. Mister Muso
      No Mood

      Mister Muso Member

      Location:
      Scotland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2007 / April 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music
      @Jazzer It's funny how often we agree on these matters which brought us all here,
      I hear them all the time if I focus on it. I suffered noise trauma last April at a concert, then further noise traumas at a band practice, whilst cutting the grass etc in the following weeks. I know better now how to protect myself and the things to avoid, so things have stabilised and are slightly improving in the case of hyperacusis, so I try to focus on the positives.
       
    27. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      valeri

      valeri Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2011
      Very sorry to hear that. I feel for you, it took me straight to hell!

      Mine started during a bad head cold, little pop in my ear (like a pop sound you can make with lips) and the rumble started.

      I never truly habituated to it but now the new sounds are causing me more stress than low drone.
      I guess after nearly a decade some sort of habituation does happen but not to the extent that I would say I forget I have tinnitus, NO!

      Maybe “familiarisation” is a better term to use in my case!

      I hope you find some relief.
       

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