Air Travel... Should I Be Worried?

Discussion in 'Support' started by JAKUB, Jan 12, 2015.

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    1. JAKUB
      Worried

      JAKUB Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/14
      I am planning a trip out west to do some snowboarding in Alberta, I live in Ontario. I am pretty sure I have noise induced T from loud music over the years. Its a hissing sound in both years. I am curious about flying, will it be safe, can it get worst, how can I prepare?

      JC
       
    2. jonathanvg
      No Mood

      jonathanvg Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2012
      i did a few flights this year i have noise induced T aswell i just had a short spike after
       
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    3. awbw8
      Balanced

      awbw8 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2013
      Hi @JAKUB, I have noise-induced T as well. I would do the following, where possible, but overall, I wouldn't worry much. If your ears don't adjust to pressure well, you might have some slightly louder T after from that.

      1. Get a seat ahead of the wing and away from the window
      2. Try flight earplugs for noise reduction and pressure (do not used closed earplugs - such as foam ones)
      3. Take some kind of decongestant prior to the flight and some multi-vitamins

      Safe travels to you!
       
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    4. JAKUB
      Worried

      JAKUB Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/14
    5. LadyDi
      Busy

      LadyDi Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Barotrauma/airplane
      Hi @JAKUB, we just had a long discussion about this on another thread. You will see my long post down toward the end of the thread. I am very cautious about flying (reasons why explained in the post) and I follow a pretty strict protocol -- which is pretty much what @awbw8 suggested, too.
      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/thread...ube-inflammation-dysfunction.7654/#post-88309

      And yes, those ear plugs you linked to are the ones. Read the instructions first! And if you have small ear canals, buy the ones for kids.
       
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    6. JAKUB
      Worried

      JAKUB Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/14
      THANKS YALL!
       

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