Car Horn

Discussion in 'Support' started by valeri, Feb 28, 2016.

    1. valeri

      valeri Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2011
      some idiot just beeped twice just few meter away from me!
      It went through my brain now in panic again as if this will make it worse!
      I'm sick of living like this:(
       
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    2. LeQuack
      Gloomy

      LeQuack Member Benefactor

      Location:
      United States of Europe
      Tinnitus Since:
      2005
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bad luck and bad genes
      I know how you feel man, loud sounds are the bane of my existence. But even though it was loud, you have to keep telling yourself that it wasn't hearing damage loud. Car horn is 100-110 db @ 1 meter away. But you were probably at least a bit further away, so it was less than that. I find this site useful for calculating the dB:

      http://www.sengpielaudio.com/calculator-distance.htm

      You enter the dB at some known distance, like 110 dB @ 1m and it tells you how much it is at a certain distance.

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    3. snow86
      Surrender

      snow86 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      2006 - Extreme T since 12/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      see "information" on profile page. Crippled by extreme T
      This happens to me like every time I have to go outside . Big city... My reactive t always explodes and I get stabbing ear pain. I tend to turn off my hearing aids at big crossings.
       
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    4. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      valeri

      valeri Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2011
      So how bad is 110dB 2m away??
      I'm a driver and that horn was out of this world, nothing like my car:(
       
    5. Telis

      Telis Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Drugs barotrauma
      I wouldn't worry about it, it's over now, too late, can't go back. I'm like snow86, happens every time I leave my home. What can you do? Nothing now, worrying about it can't help you. As much as I hate I think I'm going to start to wear plugs everyday.
       
    6. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      valeri

      valeri Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2011
      The question is if those noises can make permanent damage?
      This condition is one big fuck! Who can possibly live in this constant fear of noises that other people don't even think twice about:(
      Few weeks ago had that door slammed now this car horn!
       
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    7. Telis

      Telis Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Drugs barotrauma
      I get dogs barking everyday, I take my dog out and she gets barked at constantly, she doesn't bark but other dogs like to bark when we pass them on our walks. Or the other day I was walking in front of a house and someone started cutting cement. I just don't worry about this stuff after the fact. As far as damage, who knows, for me it feels very painful and my hearing threshold shifts, I sleep and most of it seems to come back, although I am progressively loosing hearing, just not sure what it's from, it my be these noises, I don't know. There are many people on this site that would disagree and say that noise is not the issue and that I'm loosing hearing from being anxious. Oh your ears are screwed and you are going deaf, you are just anxious, maybe pop some pills! Lol. Standard advise, the go to answer for all.
       
    8. just1morething
      Benevolent

      just1morething Member Benefactor

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      barotrauma, noise exposure, TMD? ETD?
      Well, it could be worse. Seriously, trying some pills like Telis said would be a good idea.:) I hope I don't get hit over the head with a frying pan.:( I just remembered, you're in Australia. Were all friends here.
       
    9. Charbee
      Sunshine

      Charbee Member Benefactor

      Location:
      London U.K
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not 100% sure. Sound, stress or withdrawal from benzos
      This just happened to me @valeri was you ok? I’m in a panic
       
    10. Maureen777

      Maureen777 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Vancouver Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      2007
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Listening to loud music w earbuds & recent ear irrigation
      I can't stand going outside anymore, there is noise pollution everywhere. Car horns, sirens, garbage trucks, kids screaming in malls and on the bus, people talking loud, etc. But I have to go out, or my life would be over. I'm assuming that I have hyperacusis, as well as tinnitus. All I can do now is wear my earplugs, plus I've been wearing some headphone/earmuffs when I go on the bus or rapid transit.
       
    11. Bassplayer

      Bassplayer Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress
      When anxiety reaches fight or flight levels, released hormones cause heightened sensory sensitivity levels. This includes over sensitive hearing!

      So the fear of going into a loud environments may be making the situation worse. This is why learning how use the logical part of the brain to control the emotional part could help. CBT is just one way which may help you learn how to do this.

      I didn't go on any CBT training myself but I did eventually learn how to prevent my emotions from going into a negative feedback loop. It did take a lot of will power and faith in the brains ability to adapt. Eventually when I stopped panicking, I became less sensitive to loud sounds.
       
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    12. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      valeri

      valeri Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2011
      I think you will be fine.
      I don’t think I had any damage from the horn but it’s this damn anxiety and fear that makes everything worse.
      Take some NAC for few days.
       
    13. DebInAustralia
      Sleepy

      DebInAustralia Member Benefactor Advocate

      Location:
      Geelong, Victoria
      Tinnitus Since:
      30/12/13
      id be taking nicotinamide riboside prophylactically
       
    14. Gman

      Gman Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear wax and ear wax solution.
      I had a whole row of taxis do that simultaneously not far from me. I got out of there very quickly.
       
    15. Charbee
      Sunshine

      Charbee Member Benefactor

      Location:
      London U.K
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not 100% sure. Sound, stress or withdrawal from benzos
      What’s a NAC? @valeri thanks for replying
       
    16. Snake
      Scared

      Snake Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Long term playing computer games on headphones.
      N-Acetylcysteine / N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine

      It's strong antioxidant.
       
    17. Charbee
      Sunshine

      Charbee Member Benefactor

      Location:
      London U.K
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not 100% sure. Sound, stress or withdrawal from benzos
      Thank you I’ll get some today.
       
    18. Apocalypse77
      Wisdomatic

      Apocalypse77 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/8/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma (go-kart racing)
      Some fuckin idiot did this to me too. I was going to cross the road but the light was red to me and the car he got close and honked the horn because thought I should be walking. It wasn't really loud but I got a spike even before this so it is bad :(
       
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    19. robHing

      robHing Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Modern tech makes new cars remote closing the doors by sounding the horn.
      It really bothers me especially when passing it while walking around the neighborhood.
       

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