Birthday Party Claps Spiked My Tinnitus

Discussion in 'Support' started by Asian, Sep 10, 2014.

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    1. Asian

      Asian Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      4 weeks
      2 days ago I went to my friend's birthday party. The sound of people clapping was piercing my ears literally but somehow I managed to save myself by stepping aside throughout the party and covering my ears a bit.The claps and singing went on for a good 20 minutes.I noticed that my tinnitus tone was changed the next morning and has been more noticeable since then. It's no more silent when I wake up in the morning. Any similar experiences? Will it go back to the baseline?
    2. ampumpkin

      ampumpkin Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Onset: 12/2007 Increase: 04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      2007: Meds(Antidepressant) 2014: Meds(Antibiotics)
      The sound of several people clapping does something to my T as well... I hear it as "distorted" actually.

      Will it go back to baseline? probably...!! Try to de-focus your attention from it, it could just be that your brain is bringing it forward so it makes it more intrusive.
    3. bwspot

      bwspot Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      I have same experience with clapping. Claps get distorted. Not much i can do about it.
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    4. tyty

      tyty Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      March 2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      Clapping also causes me to cringe, much like the clanking of pots and pans, which have same effect on me...very uncomfortable.
    5. Sean

      Sean Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      @Asian. Any Loud noise exposure will increase Tinnitus!. It really sucks because how much precautions we can take? I try to wear ear plugs when I am next to busy street. Infact I also wear plugs while driving.
    6. Isabella 123

      Isabella 123 Member

      Arlington VA
      Tinnitus Since:
      Spikes go away, I've learned. I've also learned that conversely when I have a few days of t being quieter those go away too. emoji18.png
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    7. walkthroughwalls

      walkthroughwalls Member

      The Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      possibly noise
      Claps or applause can be seriously loud. I've often recorded concerts with a small portable recorder and found out that the applause at the end is way, way louder than the music. Getting away and/or covering your ears are very sensible things to do.

      My right ear sometimes adds the sound of a gush of air released from a valve ('GFFfffP') to some medium-loud transients.
    8. Lisa Robinson

      Lisa Robinson Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      I have a big party tomorrow and so nervous, hope my ears dont react badly. Guess I will have to use ear plugs.

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