I Have a 1-Hour Flight Tomorrow. What Are the Chances of It Worsening My Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Support' started by CarloZ, Dec 22, 2015.

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    1. CarloZ

      CarloZ Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      September 3, 2015
      I'm leaving for 5 days tomorrow to see my family. Have to through flight though and it'll be my first flight since I've gotten T. Really scared. Any tips?
    2. Atlantis

      Atlantis Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      50-50, but I wouldn't be too afraid. Chew gum, it helps.
    3. Abbiexo

      Abbiexo Member

      T Town
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      I don't know.
      Don't worry, it won't make it worse, last thursday I went on a flight and it didn't help my tinnitus but it didn't make it worse.
    4. Tom Kirby

      Tom Kirby Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      I have gone on several long haul flights (more than 12 hours) since having T and never had any problems.
    5. Sgguy46

      Sgguy46 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      I have been on two flights since T. No spike ever.
    6. James White

      James White Member Benefactor

      Toulouse, France
      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Maybe loud music. Not sure.
      I've been on a bunch of flights since. The airplane is not so noisy itself, i thought it's around the airport and on the dock that it's a bit noisy but only lasts for a few minutes.

      All this changed absolutely nothing about my tinnitus
    7. Andersson

      Andersson Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Never had a problem with even long flights. 10+ hours. Except for getting worn out :)
    8. Aurea

      Aurea Member

      King of Prussia, Pa
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Diuretic Medication
      I went on a coast to coast flight after being diagnosed and was scared too. But fortunately for me the popping of my ears during the flight stopped the T along with the fact that I had stopped taking the diuretic medication that had created the onset to begin with and I was also taking powerful calcium pills which is supposed to help too.
    9. linearb

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

      East Coast USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      lol if it was 50/50 most people would be completely deaf by now.

      If you wear earplugs or muffs, there's no reason to expect that flying will affect your tinnitus. I've flown dozens and dozens of times with tinnitus, it's never had any impact.

      If you typically have problems getting your ears to clear, taking pseudoephedrine before the flight and chewing gum on the descent, as others have said, is helpful.

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