Kinda Bummed.

Discussion in 'Support' started by derpytia, May 24, 2015.

    1. derpytia

      derpytia Member Benefactor

      Rescue, California
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Hearing loss / ETD
      This might sound incredibly childish and stupid to a lot of people on here.

      One of my friends invited me to go to Disneyland (we live about an hour away) with her and I had to decline. I went to Disneyland about a week or two before I got T and I'm way too afraid that if I go, even with earplugs, that I'll damage my hearing further with all the loud music that plays and the thousands of people talking and making noise as they go by and the loudness of the rides. I'm bummed because I've only ever been there twice in my life and I may never ever get to go again. In fact, I may never get to go to another amusement park again. Or ride on rides again. That's sad.

      Like I said, childish but still sad. It's been a year since T and I'm still overly cautious and scared of things normal people wouldn't even stop to consider.

      (Preparing myself for the "you have better things to think about" and the "disneyland is an expensive waste of time" responses now :( ...)
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    2. SoulStation
      No Mood

      SoulStation Member Ambassador

      New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise / Possible Medication
      Go wear earplugs and earmuffs and turn them into mouse ears.
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    3. Chelles

      Chelles Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Hi @derpytia sorry to hear that you couldn't go to Disneyland (no judgement here I don't think it's childish). Not saying that everyone is the same but last summer I went to Disney world and it didn't affect my tinnitus at all. Maybe you should get a good pair of earplugs and give it a try?
    4. Geo

      Geo Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      I went to scary universal 2 years ago and that shit was loud.. It was when my t was moderate i had earplugs on half of the time came out fine.. Do u have spiking problems or do ur ears hurt or sensitive? If not u should be good with some plugs on...
    5. linearb

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      If you're just dealing with t and not h, and you take earplugs, that's probably fine? I have a hard time believing that Disney land exceeds 110 db...
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    6. Quentino

      Quentino Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Decrease of Hearing i presume.
      Good earplugs, those with filter the sounds well, not the cheap ones.

      If you keep declining social ( and FUN!) activities because of your fear, you'll become a little bit paranoïac and antisocial, and believe me, it's WORST than T...

      Spend 200 dollars in professionnal earplugs that will be good protections for sure, i don't know,
      but if you avoid the joys of life because of T, you will not recover.
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    7. valeri

      valeri Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      You're not childish at all.
      We all have our own way of coping with this condition, and all I have to say is: whatever floats your boat for the time being!
      I miss a lot of things I used to do before, now I simply just wouldn't dare, all from fear of making t worse.
      Fingers crossed we won't need to live like this for much longer.
      Be patient and don't beat yourself.
      For many people t is a life changer:(
    8. dan

      dan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      I never went to Disneyland and I have to accept I never will now, but the zoological park is much better and more educational. Life is all about knowing how to compromise.
    9. Danny Boy

      Danny Boy Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      Neither have I. Don't think I ever will either.
    10. Beowulf Agat

      Beowulf Agat Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Wear earplugs and be careful. Life is too short to let tinntus dictate the terms. Having a good time has always had a positive effect on my reaction to T.

      All the best!
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    11. LillianLexicon97

      LillianLexicon97 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise: Headphones
      It's not childish at all. I've personally decided to never go to amusement parks or anything of the sort again, too. :huganimation:

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