Hi There — Tinnitus from Not Protecting Hearing When Hunting and from Using Headphones Too Loud

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by JonathanC, May 11, 2019.

    1. JonathanC

      JonathanC Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Firearms...loud music
      Hey all! My name is Jonathan. I'm 28, and have had tinnitus for a few years now. It's mostly related to unprotected ears when hunting and loud headphones. Just recently started getting worse. This morning was the loudest it's been for me. It kind of freaked me out. I do clench my jaw a lot so that probably doesn't help! Thanks for having me.
       
    2. GSC
      Wishful

      GSC Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma.
      Have you been protecting your ears since you've had tinnitus? Do you still wear headphones, go to concerts, clubs, and shoot without ear protection? Look into a night sleep guard for your teeth at your dentist to stop the clenching. You could even wear it in the day time when you're at home so you train your jaw not to.
       
    3. Contrast
      No Mood

      Contrast Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Clown World
      Tinnitus Since:
      late 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise injury
      Do you have any hearing loss?

      Any hyperacusis or noise induced pain?

      May I ask if you also experience issues that you believe are jaw pain, aches or clogged ears?
       
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      JonathanC

      JonathanC Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Firearms...loud music
      I do now wear hearing protection when I shoot...however I still use ear buds to listen to music.
      My jaw does stay sore and yes my left ear this morning felt clogged
       
    5. Digital Doc

      Digital Doc Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise induced
      I would stop all use of ear buds, and headphones as the audio is too close to the ears, and can cause additional damage.

      Would also avoid shooting larger caliber weapons, and wear both earplugs, and ear muffs, both with higher NRR's. Also, consider not shooting for a while and see of the T goes away.

      Take good care of your ears, as this has the potential to get a lot worse.
       
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    6. JohnAdams
      Festive

      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Vatican
      Tinnitus Since:
      May 1st 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Aspirin Toxicity/Possibly Noise
      guns go boom
       
    7. Contrast
      No Mood

      Contrast Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Clown World
      Tinnitus Since:
      late 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise injury
      Did the jaw pain start around the same time as the tinnitus or over exposure to loud noise?

      Were you diagnosed with anything?

      Also be careful with ear buds, most of us here recommend not to use them as your ears heal.
       
    8. Yuri_ol
      Curious

      Yuri_ol Member

      Location:
      Europe
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      Why not?
       

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