Are Some More Vulnerable Than Others?

Discussion in 'Support' started by SilverSpiral, Sep 16, 2016.

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    1. SilverSpiral
      Worried

      SilverSpiral Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise
      I am still dumbfounded as to how my hearing has been so severely affected the one time I went to a show without earplugs, but others do so multiple times for upwards of a lifetime? What makes some so vulnerable? It isn't just tinnitus, but fullness in the most affected ear, and hearing is distorted in both ears... Do some people's ears simply get damaged more easily?
       
    2. Bobby B
      Fine

      Bobby B Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      long term NIHL and recent acoustic trauma
      Must have been all the cumulative but unnoticed damage you had prior to that big one
       
    3. SilverSpiral
      Worried

      SilverSpiral Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise
      I really was careful all my life, I've never liked loud stuff. Always had earplugs at events. Never used headphones at anything other than extremely low volume.
       
    4. Jkph75

      Jkph75 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2/27/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I think some people are. I was born deaf in my"quiet" ear. Although I have always had normal hearing in my now t ear, that doesn't necessarily mean that my ear is without flaws. Some people have flawed parts of their ears or have damage from ear infections. Other people may have health problems which affect the health of their ears. Good ear health is more than just wearing hearing protection. It's what you eat and how you take care of your whole body. I never realized how delicate the ear was until now. I wish I had sooner.
       
    5. Foncky
      Doubtful

      Foncky Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Europe
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      An explosion, music, and fate.
      There are so many genes (a hundred ?) and so many process involved in our hearing... Some are far more vulnerable I believe.
       
    6. Kar4
      Not worthy

      Kar4 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2005
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma
      Answer is Yes, absolutely.
      Jkph75 and Foncky are right.
      Just from my point of view: As far as i can remember (even when I was kid) i had tinnitus when came into quiet place from a loud environment. Even when I've been exposed to "not too loud" noises, and for a short time, tinnitus was here when there was suddenly quiet.
      - Maybe this was the indication that I am predisposed to get tinnitus when i suffer permanent hearing damage. - But of course I had no idea such thing could happen. No one ever had.
      So, maybe this can be a key to forecast. Simple test: stimulate person's ears with noise and close him into quiet room (or use earplugs). If tinnitus is noticed, there is risk. Should be serious warning: you are predisposed, you have too sensitive ears and you are in serious danger, if you don't protect you hearing.
       
    7. Karel
      Stressed

      Karel Member

      Location:
      Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma
      My hearing definitely has been 'weak' all my life. I remember as a kid we had an old TV and its volume slider was broken, sometimes if someone touched it the TV would suddenly jump to the maximum volume. Whenever that would happen it always had me running for the hills. It didn't have that effect on my siblings or parents. All my life I got startled easily by sudden noises, I never liked balloons, fireworks etc. So yeah, looking back I believe I've always had vulnerable hearing somehow.
       

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