Can A Hearing Test Make Things Worse?

Discussion in 'Support' started by max52, Aug 28, 2015.

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    1. max52

      max52 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2015
      Just a bit nervous about my test coming up...thanks
       
    2. SoulStation
      No Mood

      SoulStation Member Ambassador Team Tech

      Location:
      New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise / Possible Medication
      No . Absolutely not. You will be fine!
       
    3. LadyDi
      Busy

      LadyDi Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Barotrauma/airplane
      Yep, I agree with @SoulStation. Nothing to worry about. Your tinnitus may briefly feel a little ramped up, but it will drop back down. At least my experience. And I have had quite a few hearing tests in the past two years.
       
    4. Quentino
      Tired

      Quentino Member

      Location:
      France
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Decrease of Hearing i presume.
      No, hearing tests do not use loud sounds.
       
    5. derpytia
      Pooptoast

      derpytia Member

      Location:
      Rescue, California
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Hearing loss / ETD
      And if it helps, maybe you could ask whoever is doing the test on you to have some sort of signal to pause or stop the test if you get too anxious or nervous. That's what I do with all my doctors for any kind of test now and most of them comply with the idea... Dunno with hearing tests though.
       
    6. canyonero

      canyonero Member

      Location:
      Eastern US
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma?
      Classic panic question: Can <insert soft noise or activity unrelated to ears> make things worse?
      There are lots of them on this forum.

      Answer: No, calm down and take your anti anxiety meds.
       
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    7. uae96
      Thinking

      uae96 Member

      Location:
      Dubai, UAE
      Tinnitus Since:
      6/14/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      One of the stupidest questions I've heard about tinnitus is "can I get infected with tinnitus?":facepalm::facepalm: Lol

      No audio grams start from low to higher sounds if you heard that low sound u click a button so it proceeds to the next frequency
       
    8. Georgia
      Thinking

      Georgia Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      No worries about it :) I've had countless of hearing tests and crap shoved in my ears (lol some plasticine stuff at one point) and nothing happened! My tests always start high to low (its kinda predictable) it'll be fine but you should try what Derpytia said though :)
       
    9. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Hi , you will be fine.
      normal hearing range boarder line is 20db and hearing above 80db can cause problem's .The longer and louder sound gets....lol glynis
       

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