Alarm Went Off On Me

Discussion in 'Support' started by RichardRR, Apr 1, 2015.

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    1. RichardRR
      Tired

      RichardRR Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2011
      So this morning I was coming down my stairs and like usual I disable my motion sensor, but the beep it made was actually from me setting it off and not from me hitting the button. Less than a minute later it goes off at 120 decibels, and I quickly put my fingers in my ears as to only have a few seconds of exposure. I hit the button again and off it goes.

      Was this brief moment enough to damage my hearing/ worsen my tinnitus? I couldn't actually tell you if I'm worse now because the anxiety from it would make me say yes.

      Thanks
       
    2. RichardRR
      Tired

      RichardRR Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2011
      Also, I was about 10 feet away from the alarm itself if that makes a difference.
       
    3. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      East Coast USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1998
      I don't think you have anything to worry about. 120db at 10 feet ends up being a lot less than 120db, and 120db for a few seconds doesn't sound like a problem to start with.
       
    4. geg1992
      English

      geg1992 Member

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/12/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure + Antibiotics
      You'll be fine, we all have these moments. It's the longer exposure you need to worry about, not a few seconds. Even if it is slightly louder now, it should settle down to base line soon.
       
    5. RichardRR
      Tired

      RichardRR Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2011
      Thank you both, it just sucks when this sort of thing happens..
       
    6. JohnnyMx
      Sunshine

      JohnnyMx Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Apr/2013
      Hi Richard, this things always happen, alarms, sirens, kids screaming, motorcycles... i have just don't care that much about things i can't handle, and i have not got any worse. I do care in basic things as using earplugs in noise environment, when riding public transport, etc. Don't worry you will be fine for sure.
       
    7. Sean

      Sean Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01-01-2011
      @RichardRR..same exact thing happend to me ..I assure you that your T will be back to baseline in 2-4 weeks .
       

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