Is It Possible for Hearing Loss (a 30 dB Drop After a Loud Concert) to Be Back to Normal Later?

Discussion in 'Support' started by MickV, Jan 16, 2018.

    1. MickV

      MickV Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Rock concert
      Can hearing loss of 30 dB after a loud concert be back to normal after 6 months for example? Is it possible that temporary hearing loss be back to normal and it takes time to heal?
       
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    2. Tamika
      No Mood

      Tamika Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      One loud indoor concert
      Mick I guess nothing is impossible so lets hope you get some improvement. Maybe someone else can reply with their experiences. However from my reading temporary threshold shift usually improves within a day or so. After that I'm not so sure. I too went to a concert and had hearing loss the next day. It hasn't improved.
       
    3. GregCA
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      GregCA Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      Otosclerosis
      Yes, it's possible to have a temporary threshold shift that goes back to normal after a while.
       
    4. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      @MickV my brother was basically deaf on one side after a Mastodon show; most of his hearing came back but it took a year.

      Then he continued to go to shows with no protection for fifteen years, and now his hearing is shit which he says is *fine* because now he can go to shows and they don't seem too loud >.<
       
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    5. threefirefour
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      threefirefour Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      Tinnitus Since:
      5/15/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      140dB B R U H moment
      Mastadon is awesome though.
       
    6. Bobby B
      Fine

      Bobby B Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Large caliber rifles/machine guns and loud Music/clubs
      30db loss but at which frequency though ?

      The higher frequncies get whacked easily as there is far less cells above 8khz - I read that it's only 5%

      I would be more concerned with a 30 Db loss at 4khz but this can recover to an extent after a while provided you protect your ears

      I had - 40 Db at 4khz and this moved to -25 Db 6 months later but I made sure to protect my ears
       
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    7. Andrei90
      Depressed

      Andrei90 Member

      Location:
      Seattle, WA
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Exposure to loud music (earphones)
      That’s insane. I hope my body can somehow make a similar recovery in the coming months.
       
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      MickV

      MickV Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Rock concert
      I have a drop to 30db at 8 khtz.
      Reason to believe it is temp? I hope so
       
    9. Bobby B
      Fine

      Bobby B Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Large caliber rifles/machine guns and loud Music/clubs
      That does not sound too bad - unless you are very young
       
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      MickV

      MickV Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Rock concert
      True but it gave my loud T ...i just hope from yhis dB/kHz it can bounce to normal at leaset :-/
       
    11. Dem

      Dem Member

      Location:
      PL
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/11/17
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Currently - Concert 2012-2016 H - virus
      Can you bring more information about his recovery? Like other symptoms he had, and recovered from them through the year? Most of the ENTs told me that when you lost some hearing due to acoustic trauma and it will not come back in few days, it is lost forever.
       
    12. foliefortuna
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      foliefortuna Member

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      March 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      TMJ Disorder
      Did you get prednisone after you lost hearing?
       

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