Hiking and Camping in High Winds — Do I Need Hearing Protection?

Discussion in 'Support' started by alex1975, Dec 8, 2019.

    1. alex1975

      alex1975 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Las Vegas
      Tinnitus Since:
      January 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound induced
      Hey everyone, I’m going to be doing some wild camping and hiking next weekend and typically, where I’m going, the winds can reach 30-40 mph, sometimes even higher.

      My question is, if I wear a hat, that will cover my ears, is that enough to deflect some of the wind from my ears or should I wear ear plugs as well? I’m not exactly sure how loud winds are. I can’t seem to find much info on wind noise as it relates to wind speed.

      I just don’t want to make my tinnitus any worse.
      Thank you.
       
    2. HeavyMantra
      Bugridden

      HeavyMantra Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2017. Worsened 10/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Headphones and/or HPPD?
      Why not bring some earplugs to be safe? Pop them in if you feel you need them

      Only once have I felt that the wind was too loud during a storm. Wind in trees can be a pretty harsh noise if the wind is strong enough.
       
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      alex1975

      alex1975 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Las Vegas
      Tinnitus Since:
      January 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound induced
      Absolutely, I was just wondering what wind speeds are too loud and at what point I should wear them. I’m not a fan of the plugs unless I know I have to wear them, because once they’re on they make my tinnitus seem louder.
       
    4. PeteJ
      Depressed

      PeteJ Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma?
      I agree. Ear plugs are supposed to help but the worse the tinnitus is, the worse it for wearing plugs because the tinnitus is isolated or not masked at all as outside noise is blocked off.

      I don't know if this is a good idea but noise cancelling headphones might muffle the wind enough? I dunno.
       
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      alex1975

      alex1975 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Las Vegas
      Tinnitus Since:
      January 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound induced
      Yup, mine can be pretty intrusive depending on days.
      That could be a good option. I’ll look into that. Thanks!
       
    6. simb999

      simb999 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      nov 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise exposure
      Hi ,I got some Joe young winter ear muffs off Amazon, wear them over a hat, they fold up really compact and when I go walking the dogs in high winds just pop them on and really make a difference, they're comfy as well, hope this helps.
       
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      alex1975

      alex1975 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Las Vegas
      Tinnitus Since:
      January 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound induced
      Thanks for that recommendation, I like how they’re low profile and very affordable! Just ordered a pair!
       
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    8. Digital Doc

      Digital Doc Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise induced
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    9. AUTHOR
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      alex1975

      alex1975 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Las Vegas
      Tinnitus Since:
      January 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound induced
      Thanks for that link. Unbelievable how loud wind is even at low speeds. No wonder how I ended up with bad T...
       
    10. Digital Doc

      Digital Doc Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise induced
      You are welcome, and wind speed is quite impressive. It also comes up with bicyclists that get T.
       
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