Did Anyone Ever Get a Spike from Crunchy Food?

Discussion in 'Support' started by chaLLas, Jan 4, 2019.

    1. chaLLas
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      chaLLas Member

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced (multiple acoustic incidents)
      I am wondering if crunchy food can cause spikes or even damage in compromised ears. I have no found a thread on here where someone is stating that. I just found few threads from people who were worried after eating crunchy food with plugs in.

      If I eat chips/crisps, nuts, salad or onions, I have the feeling that it is really loud - and very close to the ear. That makes me anxious.

      What are your experiences and opinions? My noise induced tinnitus is spiking from everyday noise already ... I am missing just watching a movie and having chips/crisps on the couch -_-
       
    2. Sarah200
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      Sarah200 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Cold
      I am not knowledgeable enough to say 100% but I myself eat crisps, apples, popcorn etc with no issues. When my ears are more sensitive due to congestion, crunchy food does appear louder but again never had an issue.
       
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    3. Digital Doc

      Digital Doc Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise induced
      @chaLLas I have not, but never tried eating with ear plugs in. Were you at a noisy restaurant?

      I doubt this would be loud enough to cause damage.
       
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    4. AUTHOR
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      chaLLas
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      chaLLas Member

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced (multiple acoustic incidents)
      I am even uncomfortable when eating crunchy food without earplugs in.

      Many people come here and ask if they should worry, because they were exposed to an everyday sound. I am wondering that nobody seems to have had problems with that.

      I even can't stand when my girlfriend is chewing crunchy food next to me because it is loud ... how can this not be dangerous if that is in your mouth and right next to your ear?

      Even for phonophobic T sufferers, I must be sounding paranoid af -_-
       
    5. incelitus
      Question it

      incelitus Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      qtip gangbang/kurt cobain
      yeah don't worry about it affecting your ears
      eating certainly affects your jaw though which is why you might see differences in your tinnitus
       
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    6. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Does your T spike after having those crunchy foods? Do you get ear fullness afterwards? Or does it just feel too loud/feels like it is irritating your ears?
       
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    7. Digital Doc

      Digital Doc Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise induced
      Sounds like more hyperacusis, than the sound causing a T spike. How about some less crunchy food?
       
    8. dnl
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      dnl Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Dec 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Wellbutrin/Bupropion
      If I bite through something like a hard candy, after the impact my tinnitus rings a little louder, but it never lasts more than a second.
       
    9. AZeurotuner

      AZeurotuner Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Tucson, AZ
      Tinnitus Since:
      2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      No way José....
       
    10. Allan1967

      Allan1967 Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      1997
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      Yes...brief ones.
       
    11. AUTHOR
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      chaLLas
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      chaLLas Member

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced (multiple acoustic incidents)
      I have avoided those foods as much as I could since I became so noise-sensitive (the last 2 or 3 months). When I had some crunchy food, I only ate few and chewed carefully ... I did not yet get ear fullness from that and no immediate spike.

      But since it seams like nobody has had much problems with it, I think I will just try it out and get my phonophobia under control -_-
       
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    12. Suzerman

      Suzerman Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10 october 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably a mix of ETD and TMJ
      Yes I have. My tinnitus is very somatic I believe. Yesterday I had a bad spike as well, it made me pretty anxious. No idea what caused it since i was just sitting on the couch when it happened, however I was having a bag of chips before it happened so that could have actually been the trigger. I just thanked god this morning that it went back to semi normal. The worst thing about having this condition is the unpredictability I swear.
       
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    13. Mark A
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      Mark A Member

      Location:
      California, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/05/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      I never thought this would be an issue, but chewing some foods are very loud. My T has spike so much lately that I am looking at everything that could possibly be damaging my hearing more. I certainly am not ruling out loud food.
       
    14. JohnAdams
      Festive

      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Vatican
      Tinnitus Since:
      May 1st 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Aspirin Toxicity/Possibly Noise
      For me, crunchy food is soothing.
       
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    15. Daleann

      Daleann Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Yes, I definitely notice an increase in volume when I eat, especially salad or other crunchy or hard food. It is not the sound that bothers me. I think it's the chewing. I am going to try to only eat soft food or really try to eat slowly and gently and see if this helps. My tinnitus is a hissing sound. Sometimes it is so loud I think I am going to lose it. Sometimes just noticeable but always there.
       
    16. Deniseh

      Deniseh Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      July 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Possibly b12/folic acid deficiency and GERD
      Hi,

      I've just eaten thin and crispy base pizza which was very crunchy / hard crust, I felt my tinnitus spike a bit in my left ear and my right ear felt funny slightly hissing. My jaw and wisdom tooth ( which is broken:() felt sensitive and a bit achy as well.

      It’s now about 10 mins later and the spike is going down although still louder than it’s been all day

      Could this all be related? TMJ? Irritated nerves?


      Any response is a good one guys ;)
       

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