I'm Phonophobic

Discussion in 'Support' started by Striveon, Jul 5, 2019.

    1. Candy

      Candy Member Benefactor Advocate

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unidentified
      @Ed209 You know the feeling is mutual and I respect your wisdom and how caring you are x
       
    2. GlennS

      GlennS Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1992
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music
      Advocating or discouraging a lifestyle choice can be tantamount to religion, like debating vegetarianism or home-schooling.
       
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    3. Greg Sacramento

      Greg Sacramento Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      syringing and now somatic T dental work
      Physicals can mess with confidence, hearing and exposure to sound. This is well documented within somatic physical tinnitus condition as I mentioned in a post above. I talk to many by PM and today I received a message of concern from one. Because of this, I think this thread isn't helpful to this person and may be why no response. I'm aware of this person's physicals. I wish that some would research physical tinnitus conditions that may have overlay association with other types of tinnitus before making generalized statements about appropriate sound levels.
       
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    4. Mister Muso
      Disappointed

      Mister Muso Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2007 and spiking since April 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud concerts & bruxism/ETD/who knows
      I agree with your general arguments.

      However I got a bad spike after a weekend when I mowed and strimmed our small back lawn (wearing 32db earplugs and earmuffs), went to a friend's house for lunch, then spent about 20 minutes listening to some soft rock music at moderate volume. So which of these activities should I stop doing?

      As you say, everyone is different. We have to try and get the right balance between necessary self-protection, and excessive phonophobia.
       
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    5. Mister Muso
      Disappointed

      Mister Muso Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2007 and spiking since April 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud concerts & bruxism/ETD/who knows
      One good thing that's come out of it is that I'm now getting my son and wife to do the mowing and strimming, which I think is generally quite a bit louder than a hoover. I could probably do hoovering, with suitable protection, if I had to.
       

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