Door Slamming — 96 dB

Discussion in 'Support' started by sven1987, Jun 19, 2017.

    1. sven1987

      sven1987 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music at concert
      Today at work a door slammed about 2 feet away from me and I feel like my tinnitus has increased because of it.

      I measured the decibel level later on while wearing earplugs by slamming the door again and it was 96 dB.

      Am I stressing out and has this caused a spike in my tinnitus or has the door slamming caused damages to my ears?
       
    2. Chaz

      Chaz Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Oct 18 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced
      To brief of an exposure to cause any damage. I get hit with sounds like this all the time, as its completely unavoidable in the noisy world we live in. Might upset your H a little if you have that, but not going to cause any damage.
       
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    3. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      @sven1987 You are stressing yourself out and it's understandable in the early stages of tinnitus. Try to calm down. Although ears a sensitive they are more resilient than many think. Try and forget about the door. Click on the link below and read the articles that you might find helpful. Try to read them in full and not skim through them. I suggest reading: Hyperacusis, As I see it, first.
      All the best
      Michael

      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/threads/tinnitus-a-personal-view.18668/

      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/threads/hyperacusis-as-i-see-it.19174/
       
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      sven1987

      sven1987 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music at concert
      Thanks guys! A slamming door could cause a spike though right? I just hate that this has happened especially considering that I felt like my T was steadily decreasing these last few weeks.
       
    5. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      I am fairly sure no damage was done @sven1987 Now that you are more aware of your ears since the onset of your tinnitus. It is this that's making you think that you have a spike. It is true if you have hyperacusis, that could cause a spike but it's nothing to worry about. Read the articles you will feel better.
      Michael
       
    6. Jomo

      Jomo Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      9/4/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      going for a rim shot on the snare drum.
      Anything can cause a spike especially when you are in the beginning. You will get less sensitive as time goes on. Just be patient and be smart when it comes to your surroundings. I got a terrible spike in the beginning trying to swat a mosquito with my hands. That night i had crazy loud T. Almost a year later i can clap my hands and i dont get spikes but of course i try not to do that very often.
       
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    7. Foncky
      Lurking

      Foncky Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Europe
      Tinnitus Since:
      March 2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Music. Balloon. Genetic.
      If you don't like a noise, don't do it again just to measure the volume, even with earplugs. It only adds to the stress you have. There's nothing you can do, doors will be slammed again, just forget about it.
       
    8. Elfin
      Sad

      Elfin Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud concert
      Just had the same thing happen to me. Sitting in a van and the door was slammed which resulted in a noise of 106db, on the decibel 10 app. Can now hear spiking and anxiety etc is shooting up!
       
    9. Elfin
      Sad

      Elfin Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud concert
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      sven1987

      sven1987 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music at concert
      Yes I did. I don’t remember exactly how long it took for the spike to go down. I estimate it must have been about a day or two, so hang in there!
       
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    11. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Same here. This had happened to me many times. The spikes normally don't last longer than a week. Having said that, this is certainly not promoting recovery. It is even possible that if one has enough of these temporary spikes, eventually the spike becomes permanent. So don't worry if you get exposed like that, it is unavoidable, but try to minimize the number of times this happens to you.
       
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    12. Sam Bridge

      Sam Bridge Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music/gigs probably
      Do you have the app permanently open?
       
    13. Elfin
      Sad

      Elfin Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud concert
      I have it open when I get anxious about the predicted volume of a sound.

      Been in this van all day (work purposes) and colleague has slammed door 5 times, with each time being between 103-106db. Popped earphones on for all but the first.

      @Bill Bauer in the interests of your quote about needing to hit a wall with a hammer several times before seeing the other side, will the headphones suffice for protection against these loud incidents?
       
    14. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Noise cancelling headphones will work when the noise is steady, like that inside of an airplane. To protect yourself against things like slamming doors or motorcycles accelerating near you, you will want to either wear earplugs or wear Peltor ear muffs.
       

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