Loud Fire Alarm Caused Ringing in Ears... Will It Go Away?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Stevenht, Dec 7, 2015.

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    1. Stevenht

      Stevenht Member

      I recently had to help my neighbor disconnect three of her powered fire alarms, which were going off. I spent about 10-15 minutes trying to stop them and now my ears are ringing, my right more than my left. Will the ringing subside? Am I likely to have damaged my ears perminantly? Is there anything I can do?

      Thanks Steven
       
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    2. LeQuack
      Scared

      LeQuack Member Benefactor

      Location:
      United States of Europe
      Tinnitus Since:
      2005
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bad luck and bad genes
      Did you have tinnitus before or is this the first time? A lot of people have temporary tinnitus after loud concerts or clubs so it might be similar to that. If it is, it will go away by itself.
       
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    3. 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 would go see your doctor as sometimes steroids help in the first few days.
      Your ears have had a loud shock so only time will tell but as every chance in settling down again..Stay positive for now....lots of love glynis
       
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    4. dan
      Chatty

      dan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2011
      No good deed goes unpunished.

      Hard to say at this point. Wait 3 more months.

      I would say yes.

      Explore this forum for possible treatments, ie.
      Steroid
      AM101
      HBOT
      Sound therapy
       
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    5. Nucleo

      Nucleo Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2011
      If it hasn't subsided after 48 hours there is a good chance it will stay for a while. Go see a doctor for immediate action. There are treatments which are only useful several hours after onset. After that you may want to try enrolling in the AM-101 clinical trial. From your case it seems you would qualify.
       
    6. Stevenht

      Stevenht Member

      Thank you all for your quick comments? Some more worrying than others.
      Very paranoid about ear troubles as my grandad has perminant hearing loss due to his work.

      I have not had tinnitus before and it feels like I have just come out of a club, mostly in my right ear... I think I was covering my left... I felt bad for my neighbour who could do anything about her alarm!
       
    7. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      stevenht,
      Hopefully the tinnitus will go in few days but see your Dr if it doesn't. It's a good idea not to listen to music through headphones even at low volume.
      Michael
       
    8. ali can
      Alone

      ali can Member

      Location:
      istanbul/turkey
      Tinnitus Since:
      22/08/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      hight-noise
      if you lucky maybe it can go away so you should go doctor and take pills or something
      and wait
      i hope you will get better
       
    9. LeQuack
      Scared

      LeQuack Member Benefactor

      Location:
      United States of Europe
      Tinnitus Since:
      2005
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bad luck and bad genes
      Has it gotten any better?
       

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