Ear Slightly Blocked After Listening to "Ultra High-Pitched Tinnitus Therapy" to Mask My Tinnitus

Discussion in 'Support' started by RichardL, Jan 4, 2021.

    1. RichardL

      RichardL Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      5/7/18
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      medication
      Hi all,

      On Saturday night, I played this a bit loud for a few minutes on iPhone speaker:

      Ultra High Pitch Tinnitus Therapy - Relief for...


      The next morning, my right ear felt blocked/stuffy. When I chewed on food, the noise vibrated into my right ear. I slightly heard my heartbeat in that ear at night. When I talked, my voice seemed a little muffled in the right ear but I heard other sounds fine.

      Same thing continues today, no change.

      Will this blocked/stuffiness go away? I have an appointment with my GP tomorrow.

      Would taking some anti-inflammatory help here?

      Thanks,
      Richard
       
    2. LukeYoung
      Stressed

      LukeYoung Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      A loud Concert - Noise Exposure
      How loud was it? And for what period of time?

      Listening to it over 75 dB for more than a few hours can damage.

      A few minutes on your phone seems unlikely to damage but it’s depending on the dB output.
       
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      RichardL

      RichardL Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      5/7/18
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      medication
      @LukeYoung

      It was 50% volume on my iPhone X speaker.

      iPhone dB level is max 100-115, but at 50% it’s not insanely loud.

      I was listening to it for about 10 minutes.

      Thanks,
      Richard
       
    4. LukeYoung
      Stressed

      LukeYoung Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      A loud Concert - Noise Exposure
      You also need to take into account the distance from the phone. The drop off from phone speakers would be pretty big.

      I don’t think it should have caused damage though.
       
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      RichardL

      RichardL Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      5/7/18
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      medication
      I had my ears checked. Looks like ear wax got on the ear drum. Back to normal after the doctor cleaned out the ear wax.

      Looks like it was just a coincidence :)
       
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    6. LukeYoung
      Stressed

      LukeYoung Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      A loud Concert - Noise Exposure
      Great! :)
       
    7. iGL0CK
      Thinking

      iGL0CK Member

      Location:
      Poland
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma (punk rock show)
      Can I ask what method of wax removal your doctor used? :) I think I have the same problem after using earplugs for a few hours deeply inserted so it would be nice to hear about your positive experience.
       
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      AUTHOR
      RichardL

      RichardL Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      5/7/18
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      medication
      @iGL0CK

      The earwax was removed using syringe. Hope you’re better.
       
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