Long Haul Flight in 4 Days

Discussion in 'Support' started by uae96, Sep 6, 2015.

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    1. uae96
      Thinking

      uae96 Member

      Location:
      Dubai, UAE
      Tinnitus Since:
      6/14/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      In 4 days I'll be going on a Long haul flight to Spain for a holiday , but I've never been on a plane since my onset of T and H I know it's kinda loud in someplanes
      But any advises or experiences with ear plugs or whatever will be appreciated thanks ;)
       
    2. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Hi uae96,
      You will find you won't hear your tinnitus with the engines and excitement and should not have a problem.
      If you do get a spike it will soon settle down to your base sound .
      Have a fantastic time you won't give your tinnitus a second thought ........lots of love glynis
       
    3. uae96
      Thinking

      uae96 Member

      Location:
      Dubai, UAE
      Tinnitus Since:
      6/14/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      Thank you :) I hope it doesn't spike
       
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    4. awbw8
      Balanced

      awbw8 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2013
      It might, but don't panic if it does. Mine usually spikes, not because of noise but because my ears never seem to care much for the pressure changes. They don't "pop" right away so it makes my T seem louder for a little while, but as soon as they pop things go back to normal.

      When I fly, I tend to take an over-the-counter decongestant and wear flight earplugs like earplanes of flitemates. Those cut down on a little sound and also help with the pressure changes. Make sure NOT to wear normal/closed ear plugs when ascending and descending. I also use bose noise-cancelling headphones for watching movies etc. - those things are amazing.

      Most of all, have a safe flight, enjoy your vacation and don't stress :)
       
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    5. patty

      patty Member Benefactor

      Location:
      New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Just got back from a 7 1/2 hour flight and used Bose noise cancelling headphones. They work great.
       
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    6. uae96
      Thinking

      uae96 Member

      Location:
      Dubai, UAE
      Tinnitus Since:
      6/14/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      Thank you :)! I have no problem in equalling the pressure just as soon as I swallow everything is open , I was supposed to travel tomorrow but I'm ill now so I delayed it thank u again for you're advise :)
       
    7. uae96
      Thinking

      uae96 Member

      Location:
      Dubai, UAE
      Tinnitus Since:
      6/14/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      I was just thinking about getting these my bro has them and they cancel a lot of noise Im really thinking of getting them on the plane
       
    8. markoana

      markoana Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2.2013
      and to @awbw8 Do u know how (or are) they work in night clubs as protection from loud music, or they are useless in those environments?
      tnx
       
    9. billie48
      Sunshine

      billie48 Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Research

      Location:
      Vancouver, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2009
      Each person's case can be different. I bought $200 worth of earplugs and earmuffs to protect my H. When I took the first transpacific flight (approx 12-13 hours), I used earplane plugs, earmuffs etc especially during take offs. But through the years of flight, I used less and less of them, and now I just use my earbuds of the ipod or just my fingers if I need to. So it can get better. Some members travel extensively after T, such as Aaron. So don't think you are stuck on the ground after T. Each person will have to find what works for him or her and don't rule yourself out.

      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/thread...are-with-you-some-pictures-i-took-after.3268/
       
    10. uae96
      Thinking

      uae96 Member

      Location:
      Dubai, UAE
      Tinnitus Since:
      6/14/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      Damn 13 hours flight !! Must be boring lol ,
      Thanks Billie I'll try to get the noise canceling headphones Bose ones , it's a 8 hour flight lets see how it goes , thanks again man !
       
    11. erik
      Breezy

      erik Manager Staff Benefactor

      Location:
      Washington State, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/15/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Most likely hearing loss
      I recently went on a 5 hour flight, wore foam plugs and was fine. I didn't even have a spike. I have used the noise canceling Bose before and they are pricy, but work great!
       
    12. awbw8
      Balanced

      awbw8 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2013
      I do not think noise-canceling headphones are a replacement for ear protection such as earplugs or ear-muffs. I wouldn't use them in that manner. I think they're good on planes for watching movies etc. because they cut out the low airplane cabin frequencies of noise so I don't have to turn up the volume to hear whatever the entertainment is. If I'm taking a nap etc. and want to cut noise, I wear some earplanes/flitemates.

      To my knowledge, these headphones would not provide adquate/equal protection in a club. I don't think they cut out or cancel higher frequencies - for example, I can hear most human voices (which aren't even that high) through noise-cancelling headphones.
       
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    13. markoana

      markoana Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2.2013
      Of course, ear plug are must have, but I thought that + with Bose headphones it could be even safer...sometimes 25db ear plugs are not enough in some clubs (or most of them)... It is crazy level of noise, i suppose 120db all the time, so being on 120-25db still is not safe...
      Bose looks cool, so I aksed if that can cancel some db-ls it could be useful..but now I see they are not, they are obviosly just for static noise at lower freq....
       
    14. erik
      Breezy

      erik Manager Staff Benefactor

      Location:
      Washington State, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/15/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Most likely hearing loss
      You might want to look into noise isolating headphones, which some people prefer because they work like ear plugs.

      Noise canceling headphones are active (powered electronics) mics to cancel out external noise. Noise isolating headphones (no active electronics) are all about the material they are made from to block out as much outside noise from the ear canal as possible--like ear plugs.

      http://www.forbes.com/sites/geoffre...ise-cancelling-vs-noise-isolating-headphones/
       
    15. markoana

      markoana Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2.2013
      Tnx Erik, but are they better than mu custom made earplugs (about 25 db), can they cancel more than 25db of noise? If they can I will definetly get some...
       
    16. erik
      Breezy

      erik Manager Staff Benefactor

      Location:
      Washington State, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/15/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Most likely hearing loss
      Hey @markoana , yes there are some noise isolation headphones (sennheiser makes some but pricy $$$) which can block out more than 30db. I prefer canceling which doesn't block out as much but has better overall sound. Of course, on a plane high quality headphone audio may not be that important for many people considering the cost. For pure ear plugs, there is probably nothing better than ones molded specifically for your ear.
       
    17. markoana

      markoana Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2.2013
      Well @erik for me the most important is to isolate noise as much as i can, clubs here are horrible noisy...

      Custom made ear plug are also pricy $$$...as almost average month salary in my country... :/

      I will look to fint that seinnheiser, 30+ db
       

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