Is Going to a Dentist and a Wedding Too Much One Month After Acoustic Trauma?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Blodorn, Jun 22, 2019.

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Should I CANCEL the dentist and/or the wedding?

  1. Yes, but only cancel the dentist, and go to the wedding

  2. Yes, but only cancel the wedding, and go to the dentist

  3. Yes, cancel both the dentist and the wedding

  4. No, don't cancel either, go to both

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    1. Blodorn
      Fine

      Blodorn Member

      Location:
      France
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably Acoustic Trauma
      Hello!

      I had a potential acoustic trauma 3 weeks ago, haven't taken any medicine, only allowed my ears rest. I have tinnitus and mild hyperacusis in my right ear.

      Well, one week from now, I'm invited to a wedding and then I have an appointment with my dentist a couple days after.

      Is it too soon even with hearing protection? I gave some rest to my ear and stayed at home since the acoustic trauma, but hyperacusis has just now appeared unilaterally.

      Should I cancel the dentist and/or the wedding or would wearing hearing protection and taking care of myself be enough?
       
    2. annV
      Fine

      annV Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2005
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown - possibly hereditary
      With hearing protection you will be fine. Leave the wedding if it's very loud. At the dentist, ask her/him to take pauses in between drilling if they need to drill.
       
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    3. Jack Straw
      Balanced

      Jack Straw Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990s
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Infection, Acoustic Trauma
      Don't use hearing protection at the dentist. Ask them to do a manual cleaning with no ultrasonic cleaner.

      Wear hearing protection at the wedding if it is too loud and leave before music comes on.
       
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    4. JohnAdams
      Murderous

      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      here
      Tinnitus Since:
      it started.
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      hearing loss
      Right, the occulsion effect will make bone conduction sounds louder.
       
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    5. Luman
      Artistic

      Luman Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Brooklyn
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Intermittent Tinnitus probably noise induced
      Somebody, who responded to the poll, voted to cancel BOTH the dentist the wedding, lol.

      Tell the dentist about the tinnitus, perhaps he will check for TMJ, just to be certain.
       
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    6. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Blodorn
      Fine

      Blodorn Member

      Location:
      France
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably Acoustic Trauma
      Thank you everyone! I take note of your advice, I will go to both then! I'm sure it will help me feel better :)

      Thank you again! :thankyousign:
       
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    7. stacey
      Bookworm

      stacey Member

      Location:
      New York, NY
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/15/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I agree with what others have suggested, leave the wedding a bit early if you need to. Also let us know how the dentist goes, I myself need to make an appointment soon but I'm just too afraid to because my tinnitus and hyperacusis have been so bad lately...

      Hope both events go well :)
      Keep us posted.
       
    8. Ken219
      Frustrated

      Ken219 Member

      Location:
      New York Area
      Tinnitus Since:
      Summer of 1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure?
      @annV is spot on if the wedding is loud get OUT! Let us know how loud you think the music was.
       
    9. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Blodorn
      Fine

      Blodorn Member

      Location:
      France
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably Acoustic Trauma
      Hi!
      Just an update,

      I couldn't force myself to go to the wedding. My brother told me it was very noisy, so good choice I guess!

      About the dentist, everything went fine! No spike, no reaction to the dentist's tools. In fact, the anesthetic stopped my tinnitus. It's slowly coming back after 4-5 hours. It was the best 5h I ever had this month haha.

      Thank you again for your advice, it's time to close this thread!
       

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