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.
       

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