Can't Win for Losing — Can't Seem to Catch a Break with Being Exposed to Loud Sounds

Discussion in 'Support' started by frischky, Jan 21, 2019.

    1. frischky
      Asleep

      frischky Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Is it just me or am I having a rotten string of luck...

      Two weeks ago it was car with no muffler starting up beside me in the parking lot... did a short course of Prednisone, towards the end of that (Thursday), I woke up to a very low tinnitus day...

      And later that same day, I accidentally blasted myself with my laptop at full volume for a few seconds (measured later at 80 dB)... Tinnitus spiked hard the next day and stayed up.

      Then yesterday, the power goes out and when it came back on the hardware smoke detectors shreiked for half a second (I know it was very short, but also very loud). Then the power goes out again, so I flipped the circuit breaker on the smoke detectors to avoid that unpleasantry again.

      Power comes back on, ahh nice... go and hit the laptop for a few minutes and a family member (who should have known better) goes and flips the breaker back on and I get another loud but short shriek over my head.

      Just can't seem to catch a break... and when I do, I mess it up. Tinnitus spiking hard, is it just me or does anybody else suffer from these bad runs of luck?
       
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    2. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      It's not just you...
       
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    3. OnceUponaTime
      Busy

      OnceUponaTime Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/11
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      Oh bummer! Sorry this happened to you.
      Hey, you are not the only "lucky" one. :arghh: :wideyed: :cry:
       
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    4. AZeurotuner

      AZeurotuner Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Tucson, AZ
      Tinnitus Since:
      2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      I had two good blasts of smoke detectors these last few weeks as well, the first wasn't bad, the second was much worse due to my ear being about a foot from the damn thing. I survived, although it's certainly not a noise I would willingly expose myself to, but hey, one day one of those stupid things might save our lives.
       
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    5. Michael B
      No Mood

      Michael B Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      '11
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced
      A lot in a short period of time.
       
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      frischky
      Asleep

      frischky Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Yeah, what makes it worse is just the pure high tone. Wish there was an option for a more pleasing sound. Did you suffer any aftereffects as a result of your exposures?
       
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    7. AZeurotuner

      AZeurotuner Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Tucson, AZ
      Tinnitus Since:
      2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      My tinnitus seemed louder for a few days after the second exposure, but as of present, it is back to its old volume.
       
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    8. Vicki14
      Panicky

      Vicki14 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      January 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress
      It’s definitely not just you! Frustrating as hell isnt it?! :(
       
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      frischky
      Asleep

      frischky Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      You got that right. They say trouble comes in 3's... and hope that was my 3!
       
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    10. Gman
      No Mood

      Gman Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ototoxic earwax drops, worsened by MDs (Muppet Doctors)
      You’re not alone. For me I think it is fate now I’ve got this stupid condition.
       
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    11. Gman45

      Gman45 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Oklahoma USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/13/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Concussion or ETD
      Sounds like how I feel today. I'm thinking how can I have this bad luck?

      I had some idiot truck enthusiast honk his air horn at me while I was on the sidewalk yesterday. I'm with you all. It's like bad luck is rubbing salt in the wound. The way I got tinnitus was odd anyhow, from a mild concussion. I went from silence and my ears feeling great to 24/7 tinnitus just like that from another stroke of odd/bad luck that should not have happened. Crazy how the shortest seconds can change us so much.
       
    12. Robin21

      Robin21 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      The worst part is that for anyone with a certain hearing loss, their ear muscles don't trigger the stapedius reflex, which would take the edge off by 20 dB.
       
    13. Robster
      Irritated

      Robster Member

      Location:
      South Gloucestershire, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      January 2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma - MRI
      The thing is no matter how careful you are, there will always be some loud noise that will unexpectedly catch you out.
       
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