Has Anyone Here with Hair-Trigger Reactive Tinnitus Had Dental Procedures Done?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Bill Bauer, Jul 19, 2017.

    1. Bill Bauer
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      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      My T spikes for three days after a door is slammed near me. It spikes for the remained of a day after I hear a foot stomp on a carpeted floor. It is very sensitive. I am terrified of my upcoming dental appointment.

      I know I asked this before and many people said that they had no problems after a dental appointment. But are there any people here who have T that can be triggered to result in a spike as easily as my T, who had no permanent spikes following a dental procedure? Please share your experiences... Thank you!
       
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    2. MidnightOilAudio
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      MidnightOilAudio Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2015
      Hi Bill, I am lucky enough to have not visited the dentist since being inflicted with T (2.5 years), but I want to ask you a question.

      I am in no way demeaning your experience, as I have read of others with extreme sound sensitivity and I know it is a real thing. But being as you're a relative newcomer to T, I want to know about the initial story of your onset and what you have done since then to mitigate the effects of T. I am wondering if the reactivity of your T isn't caused by you isolating yourself from any potential "sound threat". I know that every persons T is different and there are people who developed reactive T NOT as a result of avoiding sound, but quite the opposite. They were careless and exposed themselves to even more sound or ototoxic medications AFTER the initial T onset.
       
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      Bill Bauer
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      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      To make a long story short, a sonic toothbrush came into contact with the opening of my ear canal for a fraction of a second. Then, four months later, I accidentally pressed a loud phone to my bad ear for a second or two, and that (something that a healthy person would not even notice) had erased much of the progress I made up to that time.

      I didn't go on a trip to Alaska that I booked before the nightmare had began. I was able to work from home for most of this time. At home, I am able to listen to video and audio files played at medium volume, with no problems. I wouldn't say that my actions caused H. Initially, I had H. I believe I no longer have H. When I am outside of my home, I make sure to wear earplugs or Peltor muffs.
       
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      Bill Bauer
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      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      I had HBOT treatments done (only 5 sessions). I also take NAC, B12, and Magnesium. At night, play crickets sounds (at relatively low volume) to provide sound enrichment.
       
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    5. MidnightOilAudio
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      MidnightOilAudio Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2015
      Ok, I would agree. It doesn't sound like anything you are doing is causing/has caused your H. I hope someone here can give you some guidance regarding your upcoming dentist visit.
       
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    6. Tinker Bell

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      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      SSHL from virus
      How loud is your home? Do you always wear ear protection outside, even if you're going for a walk around your neighborhood?

      I'm just wondering if you're regularly exposing your ears to safe volume levels in the 60s and 70s.
       
    7. AUTHOR
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      Bill Bauer
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      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      I spent months looking for the quietest home I could find. It is pretty quiet. The moderate volume of my video files is probably in the 60-70 dB range...
       
    8. Marie79

      Marie79 Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2/1/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      I too was very afraid of the dentist and had to have a wisdom tooth pulled very early after I got T ON THE SAME SIDE AND IT WAS THE UPPER TOOTH. I thought I was done for. All good nothing happened and since then I have had cavities done and nothing. I can't speak for the hearing sensitivity part though.
       
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    9. AUTHOR
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      Bill Bauer
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      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Thank you for sharing your experience! I feel a little better.

      Have you ever had spikes as a result of loud noises? If so, what were the noises?
       

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