Going to a Funeral

Discussion in 'Support' started by Tenna, May 26, 2014.

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    1. Tenna
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      Tenna Member

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      Europe
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      10/2013
      Yesterday my grandmother passed away, and swiftly I'm here to make it about me lol..
      With that rises many questions one being how to deal with tinnitus at a funeral.
      I know it's going to be in a church, and I know how much churches loves funerals meaning bells and the organ will duel for a solo.

      Does anyone know the dB values of inside a church and should I be ok with earplugs? It might vary a lot from one to another, I just wouldnt like being the one wearing earplugs+headbuds and crying all over partly because of my loss and partly because of t.
       
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    2. Markku
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      04/2010
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      Syringing
      My condolences, Tenna. I lost my grandma late last year.

      I didn't have to use earplugs, the church part was quiet, and the organ wasn't loud either.

      I wouldn't worry about that, but take your earplugs with you just in case.

      Markku
       
    3. Tenna
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      Tenna Member

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      10/2013
      I appreciate that Markku, and my condolences straight back :) yesterday was the first time I saw and touched someone dead, a very moving experience.
      I'll definitely do that thanks
       
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    4. Leah

      Leah Member Benefactor

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      Sorry for your loss Tenna. Take your ear protection, "just in case".
       
    5. Boxdra

      Boxdra Member

      Sorry for your loss. You should def bring your earplugs. Organs can be really loud if they are big. Sometimes they hit the huge bel, that can get really loud to. I have temporary work at funerals so ive been to a loottt
       
    6. citigirl13
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      citigirl13 Member

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      North Yorkshire, England
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      17/1/14
      So sorry for your loss. I have been to both my gran's and uncle's funeral in the past year, so I completely understand. I remember thinking when I was at my uncle's funeral that I would rather be anywhere in the world but here. I hope you are okay and coping.

      We had music at both my gran's and uncle's, the latter funeral when I had T, and I did not notice any change. As the others have said, take your earplugs and slip them in if needed. I honestly don't think it will be an issue. Best wishes.
       
    7. mick1987
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      mick1987 Member

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      08/2012
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      Acoustic Trauma
      Sorry for your loss tenna.

      Those church organs can be quite loud, best wear some earplugs just in case.
       
    8. Asian

      Asian Member

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      My condolences.

      Yes please carry your ear plugs as others have said. In case you need them.
       
    9. Tenna
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      Tenna Member

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      10/2013
      I appreciate it guys, everything considered the family is doing alright, we'll honour her later this week :)
      *Earplugs ready*
       
    10. michela
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      michela Member

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      12/2013
      wow tenna, im sorry, but honestly ,that would give me nightmares...i mean the fact of touching someone dead,even if it would be a stranger, but someone close...wow, this must be the only harder thing than tinnitus i guess ;(
       
    11. cullenbohannon
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      cullenbohannon Member Benefactor

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      1/2014
      @Tenna sorry to hear that. @Markku my condolences to you as well even though I'm a bit late.
       
    12. Tenna
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      Tenna Member

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      10/2013
      thanks :)
      michela I felt the same, I'm really happy I did it though, always when I've been thinking about someone close dying I've trembled at the thought of seeing them and touching them, but now I'd regret not doing so! :)
       
    13. Grace
      No Mood

      Grace Member

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      11/14/2013
      Im sorry for your loss! You will be A okay in the church.. I was at church last weekend and had foam plugs and i had them in so good i could barely hear the organ and according to everyone else she was blasting that thing so i was pretty suprised how quiet those plugs made it :)
       
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    14. Amelia
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      Amelia Member

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      Australia
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      08/2013
      I'm sorry for your loss Hun.

      As for the church - I wouldn't be worried at all. Funerals are usually a lot quieter than say a wedding
       
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    15. christine kauhane
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      christine kauhane Member

      Location:
      honolulu hawaii
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      june 9th 2013
      sorry for your lost . my dad past away 5 months ago, i would take ear plugs just in case i carry in my bag everyday just in case.......
       
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    16. I who love music
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      I who love music Member

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      Michigan
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      mid seventies
      There was a trumpet player at my Grandpa's funeral. Very scary, but I had my cotton.
       
    17. Tenna
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      Tenna Member

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      Europe
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      10/2013
      Ugh, my uncle is a pro piano player and might play on a grand piano there, ought to be nice though
       
    18. Mark McDill
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      Mark McDill Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Papillion, NE
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Likely stress, anxiety, an antibiotic and nsaids
      @Tenna so sorry for your loss (even if I'm a bit late here); if you haven't already attended the service I would have earplugs at the ready.

      Prayers!
       
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