I Just Got Tinnitus — Going on My First Airplane Trip in a Few Months

Discussion in 'Support' started by PrincessZelda, Sep 22, 2018.

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Have you been on an airplane with tinnitus? Did it make it worse or no change?

  1. Yes, I have been on an airplane and it made it worse permanently.

  2. Yes, I have been on an airplane and it made it worse only for a little while.

  3. Yes, I have been on an airplane and it didn't make it worse.

  4. No, I haven't been on an airplane because I think it would make it worse.

  5. No, I haven't been on an airplane with tinnitus.

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    1. PrincessZelda
      Anime

      PrincessZelda Member

      Location:
      United States
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      2 weeks on BuSpar
      Hello,

      I have been on this site quite a few times before developing tinnitus when my Dad was having problems managing his.

      Now I have tinnitus from medication I took.

      Anyways my question is regarding my first airplane trip in a couple of months.

      I have never been on an airplane and I want to know if going on one would damage my ears even more.

      Any information on this subject or personal stories would be of great help.

      Thank you!
       
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    2. PDodge
      Cowboy

      PDodge Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Woods of Alberta
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bear ate my Cochlea
      Wear earplugs and get some noise cancelling ear phones if youd like. I never traveled before T and I'm going on my 3rd trip here soon. Also try and sit in front of the wings if that's an option.
       
    3. Imshael
      Procrastinating

      Imshael Member

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Likely jaw and/or neck issues
      Hi @PrincessZelda! I've been on flights four times since my tinnitus became worse in January, and I haven't really noticed any difference. I use peltor X4A for the whole flight, and I make sure to put them on at once when I sit down in my seat (up until then I use earplugs, but I replace them with earmuffs for the flight itself).

      If it's a long flight you might want to get an even better pair of earmuffs (I hear that peltor X5A if more comfortable than X4A), or try noise cancelling headphones (don't have any personal experience with them).

      Best of luck!
       
    4. sky_high

      sky_high Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Berlin / Bucharest
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      lexapro / stress / unknown
      What medication caused your tinnitus?
       
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      AUTHOR
      PrincessZelda
      Anime

      PrincessZelda Member

      Location:
      United States
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      2 weeks on BuSpar
      Hi everyone,
      Thank you for your help! I will plan to sit in front of the the airplane wings and to wear some good earmuffs.
      Also @sky_high my tinnitus was caused from 2 weeks on BuSpar for panic disorder. I also had hyperacusis for awhile but it's much better than it was.
       
    6. Robert18

      Robert18 Member

      Location:
      bc, canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      october 10, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      machine noise in factory, headphone, stressed
      Hi @PrincessZelda
      You can use earplugs with noise cancelling headphone that makes you comfort throughout the flight as my experienced with no problem . I take out plugs and changed my muff during descending and ascending to equalized pressure in ears. Drink lots of water and lots of chewing gums to help pop up the pressure.

      Good luck and God bless ,
      Robert
       
    7. Tony Phylactou

      Tony Phylactou Member

      Location:
      Limassol
      Tinnitus Since:
      Low 20 years high sept 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Cement factory noise lowT,then stress high T
      My wife took some dB measurements while on a 5 hour flight with Airbus A320.

      Take off was 89 dB for 10 minutes, cruising was 83 dB constant.
       
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    8. Egg

      Egg Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2/6/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma (Concert)
      I get a front seat (usually they are understanding and switch me up when I tell them I have an ear issue). I have some pressure earplugs that are good for takeoff and landinng and regular earplugs for the rest. You’ll be fine. Don’t let people scare you
       
    9. Brooklyn NY

      Brooklyn NY Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      November 5, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      probably pepto bismo and aspercreme
      Hi, I have had tinnitus for 14 months and have flown 4 times, with absolutely no problems. However, planes are very loud, so sit as far from the engines as you can, and wear good custom ear plugs as well.
       
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    10. JohnAdams
      Starving

      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      here
      Tinnitus Since:
      it started.
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      hearing loss
      Last time I flew I wore foam earplugs and my tinnitus was bad only for the remainder of the evening and by the next day i was back to baseline.
       
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    11. racerfish
      No Mood

      racerfish Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2005
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise / T worsened with antiobiotics
      I strongly suggest booking an aisle seat. I’ve found window seats to be quite a bit noisier.
       
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    12. Brooklyn NY

      Brooklyn NY Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      November 5, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      probably pepto bismo and aspercreme
      For what it’s worth, I’ve read some articles on the subject that say that flying can affect the middle ear, but not the inner ear.
       
    13. JohnAdams
      Starving

      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      here
      Tinnitus Since:
      it started.
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      hearing loss
      That's from the pressurization of the cabin.
       

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