Firetruck Siren

Discussion in 'Support' started by Bart, Jul 26, 2015.

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    1. Bart
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      Bart Member

      Location:
      Antwerp
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/06/2014
      Another day, another noise exposure, looks like they are out to get me !

      I was just getting out of my car when a firetruck surprised me by putting on his siren maybe 8 to 10 meters away from me, i reacted fast by plugging my ears with my fingers but was exposed to it for like 2 secs, maybe more.

      Needless to say i was quite in shock after that, probably because i was caught unaware and i read that those sirens can get up to 110-130 Db's !

      My t does not seem any louder though but what do you guys think about this ? Any similar experiences, and is it a risk to our ears ?

      Thanks !
       
    2. Evian

      Evian Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2015
      Not great on decibels but I think it's a good sign that nothing has happened to your T. I would forget about it as sounds like it didn't do any further damage
       
    3. Richard zurowski

      Richard zurowski Member Benefactor

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      27/12/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection.
      I'm always aware of fire trucks police cars ambulances. Which give of that ear piercing sound. It's hands over ears as soon as I here these sounds coming.
       
    4. erik
      Breezy

      erik Manager Staff Benefactor

      Location:
      Washington State, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/15/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Most likely hearing loss
      You will be fine. Exposure even super loud 110db needs way more than 2 seconds to do any harm
       
    5. Gosia
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      Gosia Member

      Location:
      France
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      earplugs/ hearing loss
      Hard to say, it's individual and stats on the internet don't apply to everyone. After all it's you who must decide - take it easy or try some measures. I'm the panicking one, so I like to pop sth like NAC in case I have doubts after similar accidents, but it's most probably an overkill. Not prednisone, but some NAC, magnesium, vitamins and silence.
       

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