Best Way and Time to Habituate?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Peter_Sweden, Jul 15, 2016.

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    1. Peter_Sweden
      Doubtful

      Peter_Sweden Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2015
      Hello all!

      So, on Sunday it happened again. The tinnitus increased in volume and has stayed there since then. The root cause is my activities on Saturday when had some fun time with some friends (playing FIFA, having drinks and finally ending up on a bar). When I arrived at the bar I used my molded earplugs that reduce the sound level with 25 db. Even though my tinnitus increased after that evening. I have completely stopped going out to night clubs but I thought that a bar should still be ok. I even asked the bar what their normal noise level is and it's around 90 db according to them. There was also a live band playing there for maybe one hour and that of course increased a little bit. We anyway have a legal rule that the average is not allowed to be more than 100 db.

      Anyway, I don't try to look back but instead accept what happened.

      Since I first got my tinnitus I have 3-4 times worsen it but I have always luckily finally habituated to it.

      Do you know what's the best way to habituate and how long it normally takes (maybe I have just been lucky and there is some better way)? When getting an increase I always get a little bit depressed and feel that maybe I will fail with the habituation this time.

      Thanks in advance!

      Best regards,
      Peter
       
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    2. Bobby B
      Fine

      Bobby B Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      long term NIHL and recent acoustic trauma
      Depends what caused your tinnitus to start with... Can you elaborate ?
       
    3. Telis

      Telis Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Calgary
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      If you are talking loud with ear plugs in, this is a lot of noise. I don't say much while my ears are plugged as occlusion effect is too loud for me.
       
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    4. Alue

      Alue Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      I get stuck with this conundrum at work a lot. I wear hearing plugs most of the time, but when people ask questions I speak in a soft tone because I don't want to holler with earplugs in, but then they can't hear me. Sigh.
       
    5. mintblue
      Supportive

      mintblue Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2012
      I play video games that really require me to be in the game. Rocket League is my current favorite. That's the best way in my opinion.
       

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