Cinema... / Earphones

Discussion in 'Support' started by amybu22, Nov 28, 2015.

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    1. amybu22

      amybu22 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2015
      Hey guys.
      This is two separate things really but similar I guess.
      1. Does anyone with reactive T, or I guess just T that gets louder with loud noise, and people with sensitivity to loud noises, do you still go to the cinema?
      I absolutely used to love going and the noise never hurt my ears.
      Since I got T, and I think some hypercusis, I've been once and I didn't enjoy it at all. I took my brothers noise cancelling Beats headphones and yeah they turned the sound levels down a bit but I had to listen to my T all the way through and I was still scared it would damage my ears more. Without them on it was WAY too Loud it literally hurt my ears when I tried without.
      So I haven't been since then and its gutting especially when some of my fave filmes have been on lately.

      2. Earphones, I always have to sit on the bus for about an hour to work each morning and I always listen to music even since my T but I read a post on here about even when having them on at a low level it can still damage your ears further so what can I do?
      I can't imagine not using them having to sit listening to kids for so long every day. I love my music :(
       
    2. 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
      I go the Cinema and wear my noise reduction plugs and go on ok but as you have found out ,your ears don't like it so wise not to go for the time being but never say never.
      Using earphone on the bus listening to sound on the lowest setting possible playing relaxing songs is the best if going to continue wearing them and not heavy bass music....lots of love glynis
       
    3. Zug

      Zug Member Benefactor

    4. Karl28
      Wishful

      Karl28 Member

      Location:
      Melbourne
      Tinnitus Since:
      2001 bad since 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music via headphones
      I just goto the drive in cinema if i cant wait for the dvd!
       
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    5. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      Hi Amy, I don't want to be a killjoy but if you want to make your tinnitus better and hyperacusis please consider my advice that I've written in my posts. Like others here, it comes from years of experience living with tinnitus. I am a Hi-Fi enthusiast and love music and used to listen to it through headphones a lot, unfortunately at too high a volume. I haven't worn headphones in twenty years. I still enjoy my music but not through headphones.

      Of course everyone is different. I advise you to seek help at an ENT clinic for your tinnitus and hyperacusis (sensitivity to sound) One of the best treatments for noise induced tinnitus is TRT (tinnitus retraining therapy) the wearing of white noise generators coupled with tinnitus counseling which is very important. Counseling with a Hearing therapist helps to takeaway and demistify the negative thinking that many people experience with tinnitus and hyperacusis.

      There are some people that have a cavalier attitude towards the wearing of headphones and listening to music at high volumes. Just remember, you are the one that will be feeling the distress if your tinnitus becomes worse. Of course go out and enjoy yourself at the cinema, clubs etc. Wear noise reducing earplugs. They only reduce the decibel level and protect your hearing. First, you need to get the tinnitus and hyperacusis treated. Start by using a sound machine at night to help desensitize your sensitivity to sound. And if I were you (and I'm not) I wouldn't go near a pair of headphones again. There are plenty of posts here where people have tinnitus don't heed the warning and continued to listen to music through headphone and then the T became worse. Sorry to sound so sobering.

      I wish you well
      Michael
       
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    6. amybu22

      amybu22 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2015
      Thanks everyone for your replies.

      Michael, don't apologise because I'd much rather you were honest and I appreciate your opinions and I think I'm just going to leave them alone now. My earphones that is, which I find hard but I find it harder lying in bed listening to this never ending noise.

      I know a lot of people who don't have T don't understand at all and like my friends when they've wanted me to go places like cinema or clubbing and they comment that it's not that loud/don't be boring, and it winds me up because I'm adamant if they had it they wouldn't dream of going those places again.

      I'm only 23 and I'd rather do all I can to protect my ears from getting any worse I don't want to end up older with even worse T.
       
    7. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      Amy. I had all that from friends and family back in the day when I first got tinnitus. "come out lets have a laugh" "The music isn't loud" "Your boring". I remember someone saying to me once: "When I come out of a club and my ears are ringing I know I've had a good night". Yes I thought, until the day the ringing doesn't stop! Believe me Amy, I've been to hell and back like many here on this forum.
      Yes you are only 23 with your whole life ahead of you. You will still be able to have lots of fun, just be careful. Get the help you need at an ENT clinic and buy an Oasis sound machine.
      Michael
       
    8. amybu22

      amybu22 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2015
      Do they take a lot of getting used to?
      The other night I tried playing some supposedly relaxing noise whilst I tried to sleep and I hated it didn't even have it on loud.

      The crazy thing is my brother gets it every time he goes clubbing but it always goes next morning and I even say you could end up with it forever and he just says he'll risk it!
       
    9. Dutchy
      Not worthy

      Dutchy Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Neuronmodulation suggests noise induced?

      Let him hear some of the sounds associated with T,and let him listen to it for a while.
       
    10. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      Everything takes time to get used to Amy. You have probably gone to bed at night your whole life in a quiet room right? Introducing something like a sound machine will take time to get used to. Oasis sound machines are designed mostly for people with tinnitus. Their sounds are calming and relaxing. Not harsh. Please read my post on the forum: Tinnitus and sound machine for more information. Consider this for a moment:

      If you were to move to a new location and there was a busy traffic or a train station near by creating lots of noise. Your brain would be focused on these new background sounds because it's not used to hearing them. However, after a time your brain would see them as unimportant and slowly push them to the back of the mind (habituation) and they would no longer be a nuisance. It isn't a good idea to use music for sound enrichment at night, as music draws the brain's attention. The sounds of nature have proven to be the best. A babbling brook, sea waves. birds, thunderstorm, etc. The idea is the set the sound machine at a low level and gradually increase over a week or two but be careful not to make it louder than the tinnitus.

      Michael
       
    11. Dutchy
      Not worthy

      Dutchy Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Neuronmodulation suggests noise induced?

      Yep,use raining/thunder every night.It's a good way of falling asleep even when you don't have T.
       
    12. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      I am sorry to say Amy. If your brother continues to subject his ears to loud noise, one day he will come crying to you that the noise in his head won't stop. When your ears ring because of loud noise it means they are in distress. I only wish I knew that 20 years ago...
      Michael
       
    13. 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 Amy,
      My sons are the same,
      Even my son who had his ear bones removed and new drum and had a second ear operation and could be facing another after a MRI and results again.
      My hubby and both sons are going see White Snake and Deaflepard in December and will they wear ear protection..NO!!!
      Silly Men.
      I just said do you want take my plugs and he said to me"shut up you have tinnitus on the Brain and seen lots of conserts in my youth and was ok .
      I said your stupid not to use plugs and he said just because I have tinnitus dont drum it in their heads use protection at concerts. Silly man..lots of love glynis
       
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    14. amybu22

      amybu22 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2015
      Yeah I try warning him about it becoming chronic but his usual response is that everyone gets it after going out.
      Hm sad thing is it was my second night out and I got it never even experienced it before but when I woke up was still there.
      My dads had it for fifteen years but he just woke up with his out of the blue not sure if there might be a hereditary factor to it!
       
    15. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      I have read that tinnitus and certain ear problems can be hereditary.
       
    16. uae96
      Thinking

      uae96 Member

      Location:
      Dubai, UAE
      Tinnitus Since:
      6/14/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      @amybu22 why don't you use headphones instead of ear phones that put noise straight into the ear canal , I think headphones put low volume are much safer to use
       
    17. Natalie Roberts
      Depressed

      Natalie Roberts Member Benefactor

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Pregnancy or mild hearing loss.. Who knows.
      I'm just trying the sound therapy at night and prefer the rain/thunder or water sounds to all the others. More soothing.
       

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