Insane Tinnitus Spike After Coming Back from a Windy Beach — I Wonder How Many Decibels It Was?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Martinf, Jun 19, 2021.

    1. Martinf
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      Martinf Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music
      Going back from beach was always making me feeling so fresh and good. Not anymore with tinnitus.

      I went to beach today and I came back with a loudest tinnitus spike I've ever had.

      Unfortunately it was so windy. The wind was strong enough to bend the palm trees a little bit. It was just so loud in my ears. Despite that I decided to swim and stayed 3 hours (I really needed to relieve stress). When I went back to the car it took me a lot of effort to close the door from the wind, and sand from the beach was all over...

      Based on all this information, how loud do you guys think the wind was in decibels?

      Decibel meters cant measure wind. I know driving a convertible fast or cycling is very dangerous and wind can reach 100 dB and more. But how about a windy day in the beach, how loud can it get? Thanks.
       
    2. Digital Doc

      Digital Doc Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise induced
    3. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      I live by the coast and took the picture that's on my Avatar so know it can get quite windy. The wind could be a problem for someone that has tinnitus and is oversensitive to sound as in your case. You need to treat the underlying problem which is hyperacusis. Either with self help or seeing an Audiologist that specialises in treating noise induced tinnitus and hyperacusis.

      Staying away from the beach and depriving yourself of the huge health benefits would be a shame. One being the enriched ozone in the air that rolls in off the sea giving a natural high. Your symptoms can improve. Please click on the link below and read my post: Hyperacusis, As I see it.

      Please do not concern yourself with decibel levels as they really aren't that important. Try not to use a sound level app, because it can instil fear and negative thinking. You need to focus on positivity and live your life.

      Hope things improve for you soon and your able to be by the sea.

      Michael

      Hyperacusis, As I See It | Tinnitus Talk Support Forum
       
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    4. AUTHOR
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      Martinf
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      Martinf Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music
      Has anyone ever owned an anemometer and measured the wind speed and pressure on a windy day?

      Can wind exceed 80 dB if you are just walking on a windy day? Or can those loudness levels only happen if you're cycling/driving or nearby a tornado?
       
    5. SaraK18

      SaraK18 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sound exposure, tmj
      Hey there,

      I’m sorry to hear about your tinnitus spike. I thought I would offer a different perspective. In Chinese medicine we look at wind in a different sort of way. Perhaps it was just the fact that you were in a windy environment that agitated your ears. In which case I wouldn’t worry as much about the decibel but more about the quality of your environment.

      If I were in your shoes I would stay out of the wind for a while, eat and drink warming things and I’m sure it will settle soon.

      Good luck.
       
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    6. Sash
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      Sash Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/01/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      cleaning out wax
      Yes, I measure it on a beach and it was over 90 decibels just sitting on a beach.
       
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    7. AUTHOR
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      Martinf
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      Martinf Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music
      How did you measure it? If it was by a sound meter then it is wrong.
       
    8. Sash
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      Sash Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/01/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      cleaning out wax
      Yes, it was an app. Decibel X.
       
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