Buzzer from Haircut. Anything to Take to Protect Further Hearing Loss?

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    1. jdjd09

      jdjd09 Member

      So, I got a haircut today and had the buzzer near my ear and it was quite loud. So much that my ear started to make a new noise, which concerned me.

      Is there anything I should take tonight to prevent more hearing loss? That happened this evening. I took NAC tonight to see if that may prevent further loss. Also going to take magnesium.

      Anything else I should do for now? I tested me hearing and it appears to be within the same range as before tonight.

      Any ideas?
       
    2. Alue

      Alue Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      I doubt a hair clipper/buzzer would be loud enough to cause hearing loss. I seriously doubt it would even be over 85db.


      Actually, I have one at home, I just tested it with a db meter and it's around 58-60db right up against the meter. It's a fairly quiet one and the one used on you may have been louder, but it would have to be many times louder to cause any sort of damage.
       
    3. jdjd09

      jdjd09 Member

      Yeah, I'll be honest, I know the clipper was above 85db and right by my ear. I realize they're are quiet ones, but this is one of those barber shops with the older but professional equipment. Meaning, the stuff works damn well, but it's also not necessarily "silent/quiet" version of said thing either. Kind of like a professional vacuum used by certain business's. The thing does the job a high end vacuum would do, but it's not going to have the bells and whistle's on it (and it's probably going to be louder and not be designed to be silent).

      Anyways, anyone else have thoughts on what I can possibly take to prevent damage, seeing this happened so recent? Not necessarily saying anything happened, but I want to do anything and everything I can do to prevent a possible issue with further hearing loss or any other damage.
       
    4. Alue

      Alue Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      NAC and sleep. Maybe vitamin C and magnesium.

      I don't know if any of the above do anything, but they can't hurt.

      If it's an obvious trauma prednisone, but that's usually if there's hearing loss associated with it.

      I've been exposed to a lot of loud noises despite doing my best to protect my ears and wear hearing plugs / ear muffs. Some while doing audiological tests. It is what it is. It's nearly unavoidable.
       
    5. Bobby B
      Fine

      Bobby B Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      long term NIHL and recent acoustic trauma
      I always stick in my silicone plugs when shaving or buzzing hair
      I measured my shaver and its 80 when real close - a pro buzzer can be louder

      You always should carry silicone plugs with you - not the ones with filters - the simple ones that block all sound - much faster to put than foam and when properly inserted they can block up to 30db

      It takes me like 3 seconds to put them in
       
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    6. Bobby B
      Fine

      Bobby B Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      long term NIHL and recent acoustic trauma
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    7. PaulBe

      PaulBe Member Benefactor

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      Cairns
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      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound, though never proven
      Oh JD! get one of those do-it-yourself shavers and liberate yourself from customer service-based trauma. Otherwise, how are you traveling anyway?
       
    8. i.m
      Anime

      i.m Member

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      For me: Aspartame Poisoning. For Ent: L: TMJD / R: Dunno
      Thanks mate, i was just looking for this kind of earplugs :woot: :thankyousign:
       
    9. Bobby B
      Fine

      Bobby B Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      long term NIHL and recent acoustic trauma
      I have tried a lot of different silicone plugs and those seem to be the best at blocking noise and easy to insert - they don't look as fancy as some other ones but they work great especially if your ear canal is medium to large size

      What I do is to cut the stem out and insert those so the widest part snugs at the entry to the ear canal and then people don't see it - I even wear those plugs at some louder business meetings where table projectors are used just to be safe
       
    10. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

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      East Coast USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1998
      i cut my own hair, buzzer i use is ~70 db.
       
    11. Alue

      Alue Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Do they actually make silicone earplugs in large sizes? Or maybe it's xl? I have tried several and they do not fit and are basically useless for me.
       

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