I Can Not Tolerate Ear Plugs Any Longer

Discussion in 'Support' started by Telis, Jan 1, 2015.

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    1. Telis

      Telis Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Drugs barotrauma
      I can not use plugs anymore, my tinnitus is perceived so loud when my ears are plugged that I cant even think straight.

      Anyone else have this problem?
       
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    2. just1morething
      Benevolent

      just1morething Member Benefactor

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      barotrauma from airplane descent, noise exposure? ETD? TMJD?
      Yeah, me too. They seem to lock the noise inside your head, which is worse. I guess everyone is celebrating New Year's Eve.
       
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    3. calidude209

      calidude209 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/24/2014
      I put A dab of olive oil on two cotton balls plugged them into the ears just barely and it lowered mine for a bit .(at around .1pm) tried it again hours later due to t getting louder and no results.i left them in there for about 5 minutes.
       
    4. I who love music
      Cheerful

      I who love music Member

      Location:
      Michigan
      Tinnitus Since:
      mid seventies
      I put them in on purpose, knowing the T will be very loud. I do this when I have a spike. After a few days when I take them out the sounds out in the world seem loud for a few days and the T is nonexistent as my ears fight to lower the volume.
      Been doing this since '80.
      Weird, eh?
       
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    5. Telis

      Telis Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Drugs barotrauma
      Yeah that is weird. Whatever helps though
       
    6. Yes they do lock it inside your head sadly, but the benefits of using them on flights and such outweighs that I think. :)
       
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    7. dan
      Chatty

      dan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2011
      Yes I have that problem. When I put plugs in, my already dental drill like tinnitus which is heard all the friggin' time even on a busy street clear as if I was in my living room, becomes a screaming jet engine taxiing on the runway.
      So imagine trying to concentrate while sitting in an open cockpit of an F-16.
       
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    8. just1morething
      Benevolent

      just1morething Member Benefactor

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      barotrauma from airplane descent, noise exposure? ETD? TMJD?
      @dan
      Do any meds take the edge off? Is your noise ever low or gone for a day? For me the drugs seem to work sometimes, almost like a placebo and other times not.
       
    9. calidude209

      calidude209 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/24/2014
      What drugs are u on ?
       
    10. dan
      Chatty

      dan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2011
      Meds what meds?
       
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    11. RichL
      Inspired

      RichL Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Palmerston North NZ
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      Yea me to @Telis .

      Since my increase from suction wax removal I find it hard to tolerate ear plugs now, but unfortunately I have to tolerate it as I can't handle society without them!

      Plus driving a truck and working around fork hoists every working day I'm too paranoid not to wear them!

      So bummer for me as well!:(
       
    12. Ricky81
      Worried

      Ricky81 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      July 14, 2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Assault/Contusion/Ear Infection
      My T is now just a low whooshing sound in both ears.. louder in my left ear. but yea as soon as I put on ear plugs I can hear my T louder.. It sucks still. I think my T started with an ear infection after I was assaulted 50 days before and on 8th day of Ciprodex ear drops. I had to get a lumbar puncture which also helped lower my T a little.
       
    13. Larry OT
      No Mood

      Larry OT Member Benefactor

      Location:
      NJ
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Volume, meds and motorcycles
      Sorry Telis!
      I hope you can still skate.
      Best regards with everything.
      Larry
       

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