Can Dish Washing Cause Hearing Damage?

Discussion in 'Support' started by seren607, Feb 14, 2015.

    1. seren607

      seren607 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Alcohol/phenibut abuse
      I just started doing some part time work as a dish washer a few days a week/5hour shifts.

      Does anyone know if the sharp, short sounds of dishes clanking possible damage/cause tinnitus to get worse?
       
    2. Sound Wave
      Curious

      Sound Wave Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably headphones
      No.

      But if those sounds make you feel uncomfortable, why not just wear ear protection.
       
    3. LeQuack
      Scared

      LeQuack Member Benefactor

      Location:
      United States of Europe
      Tinnitus Since:
      2005
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bad luck and bad genes
      I also developed a fear of clanking dishes, can't stand it. Don't think it could cause tinnitus, but like the before poster I would still wear ear plugs just in case.
       
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      seren607

      seren607 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Alcohol/phenibut abuse
      I just got a few second burst of ringing after work which probably means it may be doing some damage.

      Got some good ear plugs and its been fine. Don't really notice any ringing with my ears plugged which is strange.
       
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    5. I who love music
      Cheerful

      I who love music Member

      Location:
      Michigan
      Tinnitus Since:
      mid seventies
      I banged a pan the other day and had a spike the rest of the day. You should see me doing dishes, holding my ears and jumping around. Crazy.
       
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    6. ChristopherD
      Wtf

      ChristopherD Member

      Location:
      Zapopan, México (for the time being)
      Tinnitus Since:
      May 28, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma - (idiot yelled straight into my ear)
      @seren607 I had to buy earplugs just to be able to wash dishes. The cutlery banging with each other, the plates and glassware sounds were killing me. It has become very painful, and I felt a spike in my tinnitus as well. So I guess I'm even more fucked, and realize I also now have hyperacusis.

      :X3:
       
    7. Paul10

      Paul10 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress
      It's all to do with volume as far as I'm aware, rather than source.
       
    8. Jake007

      Jake007 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Nebraska
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      hearing loss for long time, chainsaw, infections
      No it most certainly can't
       

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