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

      Location:
      Calgary
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      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

      Location:
      Calgary
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      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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