Any Danger in Getting a Hearing Test or Having Custom Earplugs Fitted?

Discussion in 'Support' started by aot, Jul 3, 2020.

    1. aot
      Bookworm

      aot Member Benefactor

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2016. Worsened 11/2019.
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound induced, worsened due to noise expouse + flu.
      I'm getting a hearing test and having some custom earplugs made on the 9th of July. It's at an Audibel hearing center.

      At the risk of sounding paranoid, is there any risk involved in either of these procedures? The plugs will cost "$60 each" (per plug or per pair, I have no idea) and the hearing test is free.

      This will be the first audiogram since before my tinnitus worsened. I have TTTS combined with Miso/Phonophobia, which may be progressing into hyperacusis.

      The lady at the desk said the test is not very loud, but I just want to be sure.
       
    2. Christiaan
      Vegged out

      Christiaan Member Podcast Patron Benefactor

      Location:
      The Hague, the Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bloody headphones in 2016,worsened in 2020
      Maybe take some anti-inflammatory pills (multivitamins, Curcumin, L-Arginine, NAC, Magnesium, algae oil) before and after the test @aot. I had a hearing test a month or so ago and got a new sea shell sound afterwards. I thought I was a goner (already have multiple tones). SoI went straight to home, took the pills ASAP (the ones between brackets) and it slowly faded away. It was a hail Mary but it did the trick. Wish you all the best with your test!
       
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    3. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      aot
      Bookworm

      aot Member Benefactor

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2016. Worsened 11/2019.
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound induced, worsened due to noise expouse + flu.
      Well, I guess it's about I joined the supplement club. Any risk with these?
       
    4. Kriszti

      Kriszti Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016/2017/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Are you going to have a pure tone audiometry? I don't think there is danger in that. In hindsight, I would refuse to do the loudness tolerance threshold test if your hearing test contains it.

      Also, tympanometry. Maybe just the tympanometry is not that dangerous, but when I had it, it was paired with an acoustic reflex test, and boy, that was loud. Not for long, and not for MRI level loud, but uncomfortable. Last time I went to audiology, I refused to undergo tympanometry and the ART.
       
    5. Jcb
      No Mood

      Jcb Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      possible TMJ, came on after severe cold and chest infection,
      I had two tests done since I’ve had T and I didn’t have any issues but I know some people have been affected by it. Do you know what type of test is it?

      I haven’t heard about anybody having issues with getting their moulds done for custom plugs though.
       
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      aot
      Bookworm

      aot Member Benefactor

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2016. Worsened 11/2019.
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound induced, worsened due to noise expouse + flu.
      Noted, thanks. I specifed that I just wanted a normal hearing test.
       
    7. Christiaan
      Vegged out

      Christiaan Member Podcast Patron Benefactor

      Location:
      The Hague, the Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bloody headphones in 2016,worsened in 2020
      Welcome to the club, I guess;)Well, according to my doc it's ok, but you also need to consider your diet. NAC, L-Arginine, algae oil (omega 3), and multivitamins are fine and dandy on a daily basis. Magnesium depends. If you eat a lot of greens, it is not necessary, but I only take it for special occasions like going to the dentist or audiogram test just to be sure.
       
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    8. HopeforAll
      Curious

      HopeforAll Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/03/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress? Pepcid? Airplane? Delayed onset from club 12 days b4
      I got a new distortion sound after custom fitting but it could be because they push the mold into the ear and therefore so does the wax. I get my ears checked tomorrow since I still have the wax in my ears so hopefully the new sound/distortion leaves.
       
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