Looking for a Little Reassurance — Metal on Metal Bang Spike

Discussion in 'Support' started by Rust, Oct 27, 2016.

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    1. Rust
      Gloomy

      Rust Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Hi all,

      I guess I'm just looking for a little reassurance.

      Earlier tonight, I dropped my bicycle on the floor in a metal floor/walled vehicle elevator at my work. The metal on my bicycle handle bar struck the steel elevator floor with the full force of the falling bike and made a loud, sharp bang.

      I didn't have time to plug my ears, and I am now experiencing a loud spike.

      Experience tells me that hopefully it should subside in a week or so, but it was a loud bang in an enclosed area, and I'm getting myself worried it cold be permanent. I sure hope it's not!

      What do you all think? Likely temporary or permanent?

      As always, many thanks in advance,
      R
       
    2. Enrique
      Dreaming

      Enrique Member

      Location:
      San Diego, California
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/20/2014
      More than likely temporary. protect your ears, take some mag and NAC. Almost all my spikes have been temporary. you do have to protect your ears more than usual after the spike though.
       
    3. Rust
      Gloomy

      Rust Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Yes, that's what I'm hoping! My right ear usually recovers from spikes. Though, recently my left ear has really been playing up and it seems keeps getting worse from spikes and not always recovering. Thanks Enrique
       
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    4. Rust
      Gloomy

      Rust Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Any more for any more?
       
    5. 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
      I'm sure you will be ok Rust in a few days,
      Try relax and stay calm and remain positive .
      Be kind to yourself with some nice treats and nice music downloads and out in the fresh air .
      Keep us posted on how you are doing....lots of love glynis
       

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