First Night Out... (Is It a Spike?)

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    1. Mario martz
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      Mario martz Member

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      02/2016
      So last night i went out to a small pub for the first time in 2 months
      for a friends birthday, the music was not loud, i checked out with my app
      and it was about 83-89 db
      i wear my ear foam plugs the whole night, just in case.
      i know i was protecting my ears because i couldnt even hear with the plugs in, lol
      then we get in my friends car, and well... she was drunk.
      and she turned her radio up a few times, and i had to remain her a few times to put the volumen down.
      music was at 90db, i was still wearing my earplugs.
      anyways when i got home, i took my earplugs off and i think my t was a little bit louder.
      but i dont think the volume was really that loud, maybe it was the food? (bbq ribs)
      its not that bothersome just a little higher...than usual.
      what you guys think?
       
    2. Path Maker

      Path Maker Member Benefactor

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      Sometimes this can happen after a loud party atmosphere, even with the plugs in. Then it settles over a day or so. So keep that calm and relaxation mindset and hopefully it'll settle soon! :)
       
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    3. Mario martz
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      Mario martz Member

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      Thank you pathmaker!
      i guess so, its acting weird but its not a sound or volume i havent experience before.
      it wasnt that loud but the place was indoor...maybe thats why.
      thank you i hope it settles :)
       
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    4. Path Maker

      Path Maker Member Benefactor

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      I believe it will, from experience!! So just have your best day and EXPECT it to happen. Welcome the volume reduction back in ... :) :) :)
       
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    5. glynis-harbron
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      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

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      I find if I wear thr foam plugs I get a spike after but not with the noise reduction plugs as they don't block out all the sound.
      Might be worth a try for you instead of foam ones

      .....lots of love glynis
       
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    6. Mario martz
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      Mario martz Member

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      i think its already getting better :)
       
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    7. Mario martz
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      Mario martz Member

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      Thank you Glynis, i will!
       
    8. Jamie m
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      Jamie m Member

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      3/13/16
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      That happened a couple times in New York! It will settle down! I started to let my ear plugsout so I could be exposed to louder music so I don't get so sensitive !
       
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    9. Mario martz
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      Mario martz Member

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      Thank You Jamie!, my earplugs are no pro by any means,they are regular foam ones.
      but i think they really block the noise,maybe i need to get professionals! :p
       
    10. RB2014
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      I wonder if maybe it was protecting too much. 90db or so doesnt sound like its too high. I forget the chart, but I thought 85db was good for 8 hours or so. It sounds like you could have done without them. I think the general gist is that you don't want to protect your ears too much and allow natural sounds to come in as much as possible. During the quiet times, it was probably more quiet and it lets you hear the T more and it could also be that when you went out you were constantly checking your T which makes it louder. Foam earplugs won't let you forget about T. I say just go out and have fun and carry ear protection in case you need it, but I don't think it should be used for the entire time.
       
    11. Mario martz
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      Mario martz Member

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      02/2016
      Thank you Roger,
      well it was around 83-90 but the pub was indoor.
      so i had to overprotect a little.
      but you are right about that, i think it did spike, im not checking my t that much anymore, when i get in bed it was a little more annoying than usual, and today it more present than others days.
      it might be a coincidence!
       
    12. Path Maker

      Path Maker Member Benefactor

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      @Mario martz Search on amazon for musician's or professional ear plugs and read away! Mine came with a little case to put on your keychain so they are always with me. There is also a thin string to attach to them so you can wear them around your neck without losing them, and pop them in and out as needed. I think I paid about $25. Worth it! Lots of options on amazon and customer reviews!
       
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    13. Mario martz
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      Mario martz Member

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      Thank you pathMaker :D
      i will i think im gonna need them, i cant be trapped at home forever hahah
       
    14. Jamie m
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      Jamie m Member

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      Did you have a drink ? :rockingbanana::rockingbanana::beeranimation:
       
    15. RB2014
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      I just checked and at 90db constant you are good for 8 hours per osha. Its probably a little more than you would want to do though. I think its really, don't go to rock concerts and you are fine. I think everything else during the day is not going to harm you. If you find something that does, then just throw the ear plugs on or cover your ears when you hear a really loud sound. If you really want to wear some, I would get some very mild ones that block very little, maybe 10db or less if you just want to take it down a notch. Either way, party on. The less you worry, the softer it gets.
       
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    16. Mario martz
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      Mario martz Member

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      hehehehe no!!!! i dont drink on mondays XD
       
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    17. RB2014
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      RB2014 Member Benefactor

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      12/2014 became noticable
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      Loss of hearing and then stress and anxiety
      Today for the drive home I decided to drop the volume on my hearing aides so I wouldnt listen to the road noise as much. My T became a little more noticeable. I'm guessing it would be the same as putting in an ear plug for a normal person. I still say the best sound coming into your ear is the most natural sound as possible. For me its just leaving my hearing aides along and letting the sound that is supposed to come into my ears. I just thought I would share since I found it interesting. I'm still thinking it was using the plugs that probably made it seem louder.
       
    18. Gosia
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      Gosia Member

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      03/2015
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      earplugs/ hearing loss
      Just remember not to speak loudly or yell when you wear eraplugs cause then you're hurting your ears even more than if you didn't wear them ( which makes the pretty useless in social situations.) Still, 83- 89 is too loud for broken ears. Don't take osha guidelines for granted, it's just a general suggestion.
       
    19. linearb
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      linearb Member Hall of Fame

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      1998
      what is your basis for saying this? I use earplugs in social situations where I have to yell all the time; has never caused me any problems.

      Occlusion effect is only around a ~10db increase in SPL (source), and the ear in general has mechanisms that limit the sound of our own voice or else yelling would make everyone deaf. Yelling for hours straight is probably a bad idea, earplugs or not; talking loudly seems fine to me.
       
    20. Sam Bridge

      Sam Bridge Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music/gigs probably
      How do you know specifically 83-89?
       
    21. Marie79

      Marie79 Member

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      2/1/16
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      Ear infection
      You are probably just more aware of it because you are checking it more today as you did things out of the ordinary. Those things with ear plugs wouldn't make it worse most likely
       

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