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    1. ScienceGuy

      ScienceGuy Member

      Location:
      Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Hi,

      my name is Alex and roughly 3 weeks ago I had a tire blow up in my face a close range. Since then the usual symptoms: strong ringing on both ears, hyperaccusis, fullness and pain in the ears. I have treatment with HBOT every day since about 6 days after onset and just finished a round of cortisone. However after three weeks, the symptoms are still there and sometimes feels worse than ever. Every sound that reaches my ear seems to make things worse again and I don't know what to do anymore - constant broad band ringing over everything. Anyone who experienced something similar? When does it get better? How long until I can be a normal person again?

      best wishes and thanks in advance,
      Alex
       
    2. Foncky
      Doubtful

      Foncky Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Europe
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      An explosion, music, and fate.
      Hi,

      Sorry for this painful experience. Was it a bicycle tyre ?

      You had tinnitus prior to that, right ?

      Seems to me you did what you had to (emergency treatments). Rest your ears now, things will slowly improve.
       
    3. Sebastians

      Sebastians Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      13/10/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Guitars, loud girls and guns
      Blast trauma here as well, no Hbot but a course of steroids shortly after trauma (did not help). Things were really, really bad the first 3-6 months (hyperacusis, sound distortion,...) but started to improve very slowly after that. Many setbacks along the way too.
      Give it lots of time, eat healthy, do sports and take supplements, try and sleep/rest as much as you can and wear filtered earplugs whenever you leave the house, especially when taking trams/trains/cars etc.
       
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    4. ScienceGuy

      ScienceGuy Member

      Location:
      Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Yes I had a little tinnitus before that but not very severe... and also yes, it was a mountain bike tire right next to my head.
       
    5. ScienceGuy

      ScienceGuy Member

      Location:
      Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      @Sebastians Thanks for the reply :) How did you manage with work and so on, I dont feel like I am in the game at all? I have the suspicion the earplugs have the potential to make it worse (hyperacusis...), its a delicate balance i assume. Did you have special earplugs made by an audiologist or similar? Did you recover to a good level?
       
    6. Jason C

      Jason C Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      29 May 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Burgler Alarm
      Have you had a hearing test since the incident??

      I would describe I'm injury as blast trauma as well. I was exposed to a powerful alarm.

      I am in month 5 and it hasn't improved. Tinnitus, ears feel full on and off, everything sounds wrong, music sounds broken, balance is off, can't sleep properly, cant go anywhere that
      Might be slightly noisy.

      Plenty of rest and staying away from noise
      Could help you in the coming months.
       

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