Earplugs Seem to Calm Tinnitus Down?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Megatron, Jul 7, 2015.

    1. Megatron

      Megatron Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Hi all,

      I am right now experiencing an increase in volume with very unstable tinnitus.
      I have tested wearing earplugs during some hours of the day and it seem to calm T down.

      Has anyone experienced this?
    2. JasonP
      No Mood

      JasonP Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      I have never heard of this before. Does it still work?
    3. Telis

      Telis Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Drugs barotrauma
      Yeah I can have this happen if I'm in a noisy environment. My T reacts to noise so can get insanely loud if the surroundings are noisy, earplugs help reduce reactivity in this type of situation.
    4. truesilence

      truesilence Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Yes, I sometimes uses ear plugs if my T is going insane.
    5. squeek

      squeek Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise impact/maybe seaborn
      Certainly does for me.

      However, as many will point out, it is not good practice especially in the early stages of the condition as you will experience hyperacusis. I'm guessing that it would interfere with the neuroplasticity of your brain to retrain those affected neurons. Occasional use is probably fine on those days when the world is against you with their noise. In fact, I'm wearing some now.

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