Covered Ears with My Hands Too Fast: Now Spike

Discussion in 'Support' started by yeahm, Sep 12, 2018.

    1. yeahm

      yeahm Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      5 years
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud job
      Hi guys,

      I am an unlucky sod and so upset right now.

      I was sitting in my living room reading with my brother sitting a few feet away and he is a very loud sneezer. Of course he had to sneeze and I automatically, really like a reflex out of fear raised both hands fast and covered both ears with my cupped hands. The movement had a bit of energy and so me immediately in anxiety mode. My tinnitus is screaming now. It certainly didn't have the force of a full-blown ear slap but I am still super worried.

      I feel so dumb. Did I just more or less accidentally double ear slap myself by putting hands fast on my ears?

      I went through all info about a slap: If I get it right its about the pressure in the middle ear. Could I have overpressured and damaged something?

      Could there be any damage to the inner ear?

      Worst of all the sneeze was not that loud after all. So this is really ...

      Anything I should do right now?
       
    2. Imshael
      Procrastinating

      Imshael Member

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Likely jaw and/or neck issues
      Hi @yeahm! Your might have a spike due to anxiety, so try to focus on something else (easier said than done, I know). If you are really worried I suggest seeking medical help.
       
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    3. DebInAustralia
      Fine

      DebInAustralia Member Benefactor Advocate

      Location:
      Geelong, Victoria
      Tinnitus Since:
      30/12/13
      I don't think you have anything to worry about. I don't believe you have damaged your inner ear, and I don't believe you need to do anything other than try to distract yourself from the noise and relax as much as you can.

      I've had a few scares, and I get it, but the anxiety is probably what is driving your perception of your tinnitus right now. So calm down, and wait for it to settle cause it will.
       
    4. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      yeahm

      yeahm Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      5 years
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud job
      Thank you! A bit better today though not back to what it was
       
    5. JohnAdams
      Starving

      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      here
      Tinnitus Since:
      it started.
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      hearing loss
      I dont get spikes from loud noises. Anyone know why?
      Does thus indicate different origins of tinnitus? Like damaged hair cells vs cochlear neuron damage or auditory nerve damage?
       
    6. coffee_girl
      Innocent

      coffee_girl Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      All my life, but got worse 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced / Concert
      That seems like something that is the result of you stressing and overthinking it, perhaps try to relax and see if your spike will go away after a few days?
       

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