I'm Scared

Discussion in 'Support' started by Zeneth, Jul 15, 2016.

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    1. Zeneth
      Hurting

      Zeneth Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Very Unknown At This Point.... most likely loud sound?
      Hi, Im 13 years old...
      I have had tinnitus in my right ear for a few months now and it has been getting way better..
      until two days ago, Im on family vacation and we went to a waterpark. Towards the end of the day we went on the last ride and I didnt know that the certain ride whent right into the rapids so i got out of the tube, and the lifeguard all the sudden went crazy, he jumped in, started blowing the whistle like crazy and came to me. He grabbd me untl we got out of the rapids, but the whole time he was blowing that super loud whistle in my ear, i really heard it for about 2-4 seconds, after that i plugged my ears.

      Long Story Short: a lifeguard blew a really loud whistle in my ear for 2-4 seconds until i plugged my ears

      So afer that I started crying because I realized my right ear (the ear the whistle was blown into) felt really weird, and it still does. its been two days now which scares me because its still the same. I dont know how to describe it, but my right ear feels kind of empty and its driving me crazy. (I can still hear kinda fine with the right ear, im not sure if i hear not as good because it seems the same, but i dont know, i cant see my ear doctor until we get home it 7 days)

      Sorry for the mistakes while writing this, im really shaken up
       
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    2. awbw8
      Balanced

      awbw8 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2013
      Hey there @Zeneth I'm so sorry that this happened to you, but I would try as hard as you can to enjoy the rest of your vacation. If you're nervous about noise, they do have swimmer's earplugs I think that may not get rid of all the noise if you're in the water, but they'll help a little bit and maybe make you more comfortable.

      You have youth on your side. You're still a growing/developing human being and the fact that your tinnitus before was getting better is a great sign. Just take care of yourself until you can see your doctor and try to be as calm as possible. What's past is past and you're doing everything you can.

      Hang in there and know that we're all with you.
       
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    3. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Hi Zeneth,
      Sorry to hear that has happend to you and totally understand how bad it feels.
      I work in a school and I needed to blow my whistle 20 times or more a day but now have a bell.
      I hope your ears calm down for you as I'm sure they will for you but could get a spike or two now and then till your tinnitus settles to a base sound or goes altogether.
      We do have young members posting and hope your school work does not suffer but after the summer break if you still have tinnitus please talk to your head of year.
      The head of year can arange any support or extra exam time and so on.

      Keep posting for support and we are here around the clock for you......lots of love glynis
       
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    4. Zeneth
      Hurting

      Zeneth Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Very Unknown At This Point.... most likely loud sound?
      Thanks, The tinnitus doesnt really bother me and I can still sleep, but the emptyness in my ear is so annoying. My left ear is perfectly fine, but my right ear feels empty and tight in a way, I have to keep like stretching/messaging my right ear every few minutes and thats the annoying part.

      Again, thanks for the support and I will stay updated.
       
    5. Karl28
      Wishful

      Karl28 Member

      Location:
      Melbourne
      Tinnitus Since:
      2001 bad since 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music via headphones
      It a spike and will go back down
       
    6. Zeneth
      Hurting

      Zeneth Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Very Unknown At This Point.... most likely loud sound?
      What is a Spike?
       
    7. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      A spike is a increase in your tinnitus sound that will go back to your base sound over time that can be minutes to days.....lots of love glynis
       
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    8. Zeneth
      Hurting

      Zeneth Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Very Unknown At This Point.... most likely loud sound?
      The scary thing for me is my dizzyness, I randomly fall at times :(
       
    9. The Red Viper
      Angry

      The Red Viper Member Team Research

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      March 15, 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Current Theory: Leftover infection ETD + neck muscle injury
      Perhaps it feels empty because the tensor tympani muscle was overexcited by the loud whistle blowing in the ear during a hectic situation?
       
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    10. Zeneth
      Hurting

      Zeneth Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Very Unknown At This Point.... most likely loud sound?
      Is that really bad? or does something like that get better? its been 3 days already, slight change i think but not much...
       
    11. Zeneth
      Hurting

      Zeneth Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Very Unknown At This Point.... most likely loud sound?
      Is that even caused by noise?
       
    12. Zeneth
      Hurting

      Zeneth Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Very Unknown At This Point.... most likely loud sound?
      Is that even caused by noise?
       
    13. Cor

      Cor Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Amsterdam
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      Are you sure you dont have water in your ear? As an avid diver I know how that can feel, and it can also make you dizzy. The water could have clogged your ear combined with wax, which will make your minor tinnitus sound WAY worse. Go visit a GP if you're not sure and have him look in your ear.
       
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    14. Zeneth
      Hurting

      Zeneth Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Very Unknown At This Point.... most likely loud sound?
      I have been taking some stuff fir water in my ears, but the feeling is still the same (empty) I really think it was caused by the noise, I am going t see an audioaulogist when i ge home in 5 das
       
    15. Cor

      Cor Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Amsterdam
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      It could be a wax clog caused by water. I just went through that myself after a shower where water entered my ear, my tinnitus went berserk. Until the clog was removed, end of problem.
       
    16. Zeneth
      Hurting

      Zeneth Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Very Unknown At This Point.... most likely loud sound?
      If that is the case, then its a big coincidence that this all started after that loud whistle being blown in my ear
       
    17. Cor

      Cor Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Amsterdam
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      You never know. Chances are it's the whistling, but generally that doesn't really cause a feeling you describe. Well, not with me anyways, everyone is different of course. Either way, go visit a doctor that can have a look in your ear to see if everything is normal. If that's the audiologist, thats great.
       
    18. annabel16

      annabel16 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      New England
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma
      I think you have had a spike, which is usually temporary and often a good way to assess how far you have come. This is all new to you and you might have a few more- it does take the ears a long time to heal and they're pretty mysterious. Make sure you talk with your doctors about your difficulty with balance, and I hope you keep us posted!
       
    19. Zeneth
      Hurting

      Zeneth Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Very Unknown At This Point.... most likely loud sound?
      So a spike is like a feeling of emptyness? my tinnitus is a little louder, but what annoys me is how my ear feels
       
    20. Cor

      Cor Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Amsterdam
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      Generally a spike is when your tinnitus becomes louder for a period of time. I have never heard people also having an 'empty feeling', but if you google it I suppose some people do. So could be a normal spike caused by a loud event. I would still have your ears checked. An empty/dull feeling could be many things.
       
    21. Zeneth
      Hurting

      Zeneth Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Very Unknown At This Point.... most likely loud sound?
      Dang, this has ruined my entire vacation :(
      I keep getting more and more paranoid as each day passes on
       
    22. Zeneth
      Hurting

      Zeneth Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Very Unknown At This Point.... most likely loud sound?
      and now, my best friend just told me he has cancer :( My life is going downhill too fast!
       
    23. Lorac

      Lorac Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Michigan
      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sudden profound hearing loss in left ear.
      @Zeneth ,
      Did you have trouble with dizziness and random falling before the whistle incident or only after?
       
    24. Zeneth
      Hurting

      Zeneth Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Very Unknown At This Point.... most likely loud sound?
      no, only after, but that has gotten better ive learned to balance, but the tingling and numbness is till there, maybe I am missing some frequencies such as highs or mids
       

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