Earplugs for MRI?

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    1. Rina
      Energetic

      Rina Member

      Location:
      florida, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/18/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Really don't know
      I have an MRI next week... Should I wear ear plugs or they will protect my ears there? Does it make a difference? Will my T get worse if I dont? I never had an MRI before help!
       
    2. Fiore
      Doubtful

      Fiore Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2015
      Rina I wore earplugs when I got mine and they did offer me headphones to cancel out the noise, it had no effect on my T :)
       
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    3. Pilot
      Mellow

      Pilot Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Baltimore, MD
      Tinnitus Since:
      December, 2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I had an MRA and I'm glad I wore ear plugs (foam). They offered a headset to play music but I'm glad I wore the plugs because it is loud and takes about 30'. No effect on my T.
       
    4. SleeplessSoul
      Insomnious

      SleeplessSoul Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      November 2014
      No effect here either. Wore earplugs for all mri's and mra's.
       
    5. Luca
      Amused

      Luca Member

      Location:
      Vienna, Austria
      Tinnitus Since:
      3/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Neck injury
      You usually get earmuffs, but you can wear those on top of your earplugs if you feel safer :)
       
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    6. Rina
      Energetic

      Rina Member

      Location:
      florida, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/18/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Really don't know
      How long does the MRI last? I'm claustrophobic and I must have a MRI and mra. Doctor prescribed volium for me to take so I'm relaxed. Is this medication good ? Will it really help my fear of closed in places? I can picture crawling out of this machine every time the technician walks away to start the test
       
    7. Karengals
      Anime

      Karengals Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      How was your MRI
      I have one coming up and am scared too
       
    8. racerfish
      No Mood

      racerfish Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2005
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise / T worsened with antiobiotics
      The duration of the MRI depends on what they're scanning for. I had an MRI of my head done which took about 30 minutes. I've had an MRI done twice after getting my T and was fine using my earplugs from home.
       
    9. MikeL1972

      MikeL1972 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      3/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Uknown
      CAT scan is quieter.
       
    10. OnceUponaTime
      Facebooking

      OnceUponaTime Member Benefactor

      Location:
      New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/11
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Allergies or Acoustic Trauma, Stress
      I had two MRIs... and yes it is loud. I had them both when I had H. so it was uncomfortable for me but I was ok after it was done. I had the foam ear plugs and the headset they gave me. Hope all goes well for you. Open MRI was a better choice for me when I had to go for the second MRI.
       

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