Can Intermittent Laser Sound (85-95 dB) Cause Hearing Loss or Worsen Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Jim Vasilakis, Mar 13, 2023.

    1. Jim Vasilakis

      Jim Vasilakis Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud Noise
      Hello everyone.

      I have a surgery next week for a coccyx (tailbone) cyst removal through laser. My doctor told me the procedure runs an hour and the laser will be used from the 20th minute onward intermittently, for 5-6 seconds at a time with a 15-20 second break in between, possibly with even longer breaks.

      The laser ranges between 85-95 dB which seems loud. If it's only used for seconds at a time, is it likely to cause any hearing loss or worsen tinnitus?
    2. Juliane

      Juliane Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise /acoustic trauma
      How did it go?

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