All Those Music Lovers — Recommendations for Hearing Protection?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Miranda, Jun 7, 2016.

    1. Miranda
      Breezy

      Miranda Member

      Location:
      Ohio
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Hi,

      Quick background:
      Have had tinnitus for 6+ months (no known cause)
      It fluctuates (I have silent days and noisy days, some days its a hiss and some days its a chirp, some days its loud and some days its soft)
      I've tried almost everything (diet, herbs, physical therapy, and neurology docs) I was thinking sleeping pills next, it seems that on my silent days I have gotten good sleep the day before.

      I will be going to a concert at the end of June. Are their any recommendations for protection? I have noise reducing ear buds, but that is it.
       
    2. glynis
      Feminine

      glynis Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Get the best noise reduction earplugs you can get and keep away from loud speakers as the sound and vibration will cause more problems.
      Really loud sound can pass through your mastoid bone behind your ears to the cochlear. .. lots of love glynis
       
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    3. billie48
      Sunshine

      billie48 Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador

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      not sure
    4. Gr8fulDude
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      Gr8fulDude Member Benefactor

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    5. Freeatlast

      Freeatlast Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sound
      Can somebody recommend me some good quality earplugs I can buy that block harmful noise? (They must resemble music ear plugs) thanks.
       
    6. RyanF347

      RyanF347 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      18/03/17
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud club
      I wouldn't go with anything less than foam or 26db customs.
       
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    7. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      Brighton, UK
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      April /1996
      HI @Freeatlast I mean no disrespect to the advice that @RyanF347 is given you as he is trying to help. But I feel I must tell you my opinion on this and then you make the choice with what you want to do.

      I don't recommend you using foam earplugs. These are perfectly fine for when using noisy power tools or garden equipment of the petrol kind etc. Using foam earplugs regularly you risk making your ears and auditory system more sensitive to sound. If you must use earplugs, then use "noise reducing" types that have filters in and I don't recommend wearing them too often. Too many people in this forum overuse earplugs and other ear protection and are now more sensitive to sound. Earplugs up to 25db should suffice nothing more.

      Please click on my link below and read my post: Hyperacusis, As I see it.
      All the best
      Michael

      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/threads/hyperacusis-as-i-see-it.19174/
       
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    8. Sam Bridge

      Sam Bridge Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music/gigs probably
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    9. TuneOut

      TuneOut Member

      Location:
      El Dorado Hills, CA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1994
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Rock Concert
      Why must they resemble musicians plugs? The best protection you can get are "foam" earplugs with the maximum NRR of 33db. And they must be used correctly. They must be inserted deep enough, straight not bent or smooshed, and form an air seal. This is vital.
       
    10. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
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      April /1996
      Those plugs are fine Sam.
       
    11. TuneOut

      TuneOut Member

      Location:
      El Dorado Hills, CA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1994
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Rock Concert
    12. Sam Bridge

      Sam Bridge Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music/gigs probably
      I know i have tried used them a few times since i have had tinnitus :D
       
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    13. Sam Bridge

      Sam Bridge Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music/gigs probably
      No need to be sorry, i have used them a few times no problems.
       
    14. TuneOut

      TuneOut Member

      Location:
      El Dorado Hills, CA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1994
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Rock Concert
      Well, that's fortunate for you.
       
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    15. Sam Bridge

      Sam Bridge Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music/gigs probably
      Indeed it is.
       
    16. TuneOut

      TuneOut Member

      Location:
      El Dorado Hills, CA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1994
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Rock Concert
      You should play the lottery. You'd probably win the jackpot. ;)
       
    17. Sam Bridge

      Sam Bridge Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music/gigs probably
      I apologise if my use of these ear plugs offends you.
       
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    18. Freeatlast

      Freeatlast Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sound
      Thanks for the advice and recommendations so far. Any experience with Surefire Ep3 sonic defenders? I just bought it the other day and was not satisfied! They say it is 24db but I can hear everything clearly even dangerous sound..
       
    19. Freeatlast

      Freeatlast Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sound
      Foam earplugs I believe has helped me not getting more spikes. Traffic and noisy trains are very loud here in the norwegian city. Now that I am vulnerable I wish not risk any further damage. Do you have any "noise reducing" earplugs with filter you recommend?
       
    20. TuneOut

      TuneOut Member

      Location:
      El Dorado Hills, CA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1994
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Rock Concert
      I'm also posting for the benefit of others. Earplugs with NRR of 16db are not enough to "block harmful noise", which is what this person was requesting.
       
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