Kid Intentionally Screamed in My Ear at Work — Possible Hearing Damage? I Was Wearing Earplugs

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    1. MikeO123

      MikeO123 Member

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      Hey everyone,

      I work in a school part time and today was another really loud day at work. The whole day was very loud so I wore 3M foam earplugs the whole day.

      One of the kids intentionally screamed in my ear because they knew I was trying to protect my hearing. They screamed at the top of their lungs directly into my ear. I was wearing the earplugs at this time but it was still extremely loud. I'm very worried that it caused permanent damage. I was just getting over a spike.
       
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    2. GSC
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      Wow. Take NAC and Magnesium and report the kid. Lol.
       
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    3. Jack Straw
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      Yeah definitely report that psychopath. Seeing that he did so trying to harm you it could be considered assault.
       
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    4. Alue
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      I would consider that assault.
       
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      MikeO123

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      I've never taken NAC or Magnesium before, how much should I take? Yeah I already reported it to my supervisor.
       
    6. GSC
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      Take chelated magnesium - high absorption. You might wanna take 400mg of that for like a week and then NAC, since this has the potential of being an acoustic trauma, you can take 2000-3000mg safely. Best to look on here and do a little bit of research though just to make sure.
       
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      MikeO123

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      Ok Thank you, Do you think I should get Prednisone? I had the earplugs in so I'm hoping that protected a little
       
    8. GSC
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      I don't know if you should take prednisone, but do your ears feel full, any muffled hearing? Things like that. HE DID intentionally scream at you at the top of his lungs, so you might need some, though I am unsure. BUT - this is the second time where you had a noise exposure. Maybe it would be helpful to get prednisone for possible future exposures? Like if you don't take it this time, you have a security blanket if this happens again.
       
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      MikeO123

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      No muffled Hearing, They maybe feel a little full. I'm definitely noticing my tinnitus more now though
       
    10. Bill Bauer
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      Since you were wearing earplugs, it is unlikely that there was permanent damage. Also, the way you know the sound was loud is not because it was loud, but if you get a T spike (that lasts) or a full ear sensation.
       
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    11. GSC
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      Maybe call your GP on speaker phone at a minimum volume to determine if it's best suited, and tell them how you might need some handy, because kids keep picking at you and your condition. But right now, take some nac and magnesium and try to get some prednisone.
       
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    12. Bill Bauer
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      Unfortunately the school administration can't do anything. Besides, they are usually on the side of the kids.
       
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    13. JohnAdams
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      Won't hurt.
       
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    14. GSC
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      What assholes.
       
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      MikeO123

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      Ok that's good to know, I'm not noticing anything too extreme now. My tinnitus seems a little louder and my ears maybe feel a little full but it's hard to tell if it's my anxiety over it that's causing me to feel like that.
       
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      MikeO123

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      So no NAC for the first week and just Magnesium? Or take the Magnesium with the NAC?
       
    17. GSC
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      Both.
       
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      MikeO123

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      Ok thank you
       
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      MikeO123

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      Do you think I should go to the emergency room?
       
    20. Bill Bauer
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      You could get some Prednisone there. But keep in mind that Prednisone can sometimes have bad side effects:
       
    21. Bill Bauer
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      How old is the kid?!
       
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      MikeO123

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      Junior high school age
       
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      MikeO123

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      I just took Magnesium and NAC so fingers crossed now.
       
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    24. GSC
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      Wooooooooooow... have your younger cousin, or nephew, or friend beat him up.
       
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      MikeO123

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      There hasn't been muffled hearing yet and this happened 5 hours ago. I'm hoping this is a good sign.
       
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    26. Digital Doc

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      Evil kid!

      If no muffled hearing yet, likely not coming. Thank goodness you had the earplugs in!
       
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    27. Tex

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      Hell no! Are you nuts?

      On the Magnesium, if you have never taken it before go easy. It causes diarrhea for some. It never bothered me, but I take 250 mg.

      And as far as the kid, forget anything happening, that is if you are in the US. A kid can beat up a bus driver and nothing happens.

      Calm down!
       
    28. Bill Bauer
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      Are you saying that something like that can't be dangerous? Haven't you seen posts where people got permanent loud T after being slapped or kissed on the ear?
       
    29. Tex

      Tex Member

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      No, I'm saying/asking what is an ER doc going to do about a Tinnitus spike. People are too quick to run to an ER for something ER docs don't deal with.
       
    30. Bill Bauer
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      An ER doctor can prescribe Prednisone. Of course if one doesn't want to take the risk of taking Prednisone, there is no reason to go to the ER...
       

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