Dogs Ruining My Ears

Discussion in 'Support' started by Taylorslay, Oct 11, 2017.

    1. Taylorslay
      Happy

      Taylorslay Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Years of excessively loud headphone use
      I wish my family would just believe me. This feels like abuse. No one wants to believe I have acoustic trauma. I can't wait for the ENT at this point.

      My hearing keeps getting worse.

      I can't understand speech as well anymore and my tinnitus keeps getting worse. I can't take this.
       
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    2. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Have you tried to get them to read this forum? You can find countless threads here where people share their experiences of getting life-altering traumas after exposure to noise that didn't have any effect on anyone else who was also exposed.
       
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    3. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Taylorslay
      Happy

      Taylorslay Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Years of excessively loud headphone use
      Send me some and I'll show them
       
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    4. butterfly75
      No Mood

      butterfly75 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music
      I'm really sorry no one understands. It isn't your fault you got tinnitus. I understand the stress and anxiety you must be going through, trying to tell everyone your symptoms, feeling like no one is paying attention. It's really important to have an emotional support system when you have tinnitus, so it's a lot harder when the people around you don't seem to understand. A doctor might actually help them realize the severity of tinnitus and hearing damage.
       
    5. Luman
      Spaced

      Luman Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Brooklyn
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Intermittent Tinnitus probably noise induced
      While you're waiting to go to the doctor, get some earplugs, they don't have to be the highest level of decibel protection for everyday use, and put them in if the noise is too much.
       
    6. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Taylorslay
      Happy

      Taylorslay Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Years of excessively loud headphone use
      It's not that, it's that this could have been preventable if they listened in the beginning.

      The dog barked in my ear and now it hurts and it's distorted. I can't live like this. And there's no treatment. My hearing loss and T are bilateral.
       
    7. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Taylorslay
      Happy

      Taylorslay Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Years of excessively loud headphone use
      I have them my dog just went and barked in my ear though.
       
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    8. fishbone
      Shitfaced

      fishbone Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      1988
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud noise and very bad sickness
      I am deeply sorry that you are facing this. As mentioned, have your dr bring awareness to your issue. If that doesn't work, please distance yourself from those that do not respect your issue. Tinnitus is a difficult issue and if people don't accept your issue, then those are the people you need to not deal with...
       
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    9. butterfly75
      No Mood

      butterfly75 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music
      I get what you mean. Dog barks can be very loud... Hearing damage is cumulative; it builds up over time little by little. The ENT hopefully will tell you the level of hearing loss you might have. If you started wearing earplugs, that will probably prevent any further sudden hearing loss from this point on.
       
    10. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Taylorslay
      Happy

      Taylorslay Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Years of excessively loud headphone use
      The sudden loss was from my dogs. It was like an unexpected loud noise.
       
    11. Luman
      Spaced

      Luman Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Brooklyn
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Intermittent Tinnitus probably noise induced
      OK I understand. Now, a loud dog bark is about the same volume as a shouting human, about 80-90 decibels. While that is uncomfortable for anybody to have in their ear, you're hypersensitive right now and it probably sounds much worse than it normally would. This dog bark isn't really dangerous, it's over fast, but I can understand why it's very disturbing, and can cause a flare up in your symptoms. Dogs like to please humans, so it might be possible to train the dog to not bark close to your ears, or possibly try to not let him close when he/she is excited, at least until this is sorted out as I'm hoping it will be for you, soon. Good luck.
       
    12. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Taylorslay
      Happy

      Taylorslay Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Years of excessively loud headphone use
      I have acoustic trauma and it's messing up my hearing
       
    13. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Taylorslay
      Happy

      Taylorslay Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Years of excessively loud headphone use

      Can the dog barking be enough to damage my ears further? It was only a few seconds.
       
    14. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      I don't know if "damage" is the right word. A door slammed hard, and caused a three day spike for me. I would guess that you will most likely get a temporary spike.
       
    15. Luman
      Spaced

      Luman Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Brooklyn
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Intermittent Tinnitus probably noise induced
      Highly unlikely that a brief incident could cause permanent damage.
       
    16. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
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    17. Luman
      Spaced

      Luman Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Brooklyn
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Intermittent Tinnitus probably noise induced
    18. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Taylorslay
      Happy

      Taylorslay Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Years of excessively loud headphone use

      How loud was that door slam?
       
    19. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      As loud as it can get. At the same time, it was just a wooden door being slammed by the wind, so it was bad but not Too bad.
       
    20. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Taylorslay
      Happy

      Taylorslay Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Years of excessively loud headphone use
      Not too bad like a dog barking?
       
    21. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      I never heard your dog bark. Also, I was about three meters from the slamming door, and your dog might have been closer. It is impossible to compare these things. But that door was certainly very loud.
       
    22. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Taylorslay
      Happy

      Taylorslay Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Years of excessively loud headphone use
      Alright, what can I play to drown out high pitched ringing/ crickets
       
    23. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      The sounds of actual crickets or frogs...
       
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    24. Alue
      No Mood

      Alue Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Probably not unless it's mouth is literally inches away from your ear. Even then, it seems unlikely.

      I don't know how loud it is, but the goal shouldn't be to drown out the tinnitus, but rather to distract yourself. Crickets work, cicadas seem to work a little better for very high pitched tinnitus. It doesn't have to match the pitch, wave sounds are good too.

      If I recall correctly, she said she was 16. It's hard to do that when you are still living with your parents.
       
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    25. fishbone
      Shitfaced

      fishbone Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      1988
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud noise and very bad sickness
      I forgot her age......
       
    26. Elfin
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      Elfin Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud concert
      my wife is a dog grooming and has dogs bark in and around her ears most days. she sometimes experiences ringing and fullness afterwards and she doesnt have T.

      I have T and know what you mean about the dog barking. I have had it before near my ears without protection. Casued a temporary spike, but this went away. Unlikely permanent damage given the small window of exposure
       
    27. slipware
      Bookworm

      slipware Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      People love their dogs, but maybe rehoming to a loving caring home is an option?
       
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