Discussion in 'Support' started by Rudy, Jun 24, 2015.
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Anyone progressing to where they can attend the movies?!
I don't have H but I couldn't imagine going to the movies. Too afraid I'll make T worse.
I just saw Jurassic World....fun movie. You can go to the movies. Sometimes they are not really that loud. Sometimes they are. Bring ear plugs just in case and enjoy. I have T and H and I can still go to movies. There was about a year where I didn't due to fear of loud movies, however, now that is not an issue for me. The fear of loud noise is far worse than the actual noise.
I never stopped going to the movies. I LOVE movies! I take my ear plugs (and ear muffs) and don't sit real, real close. But then, I never liked sitting close.
One thing we have talked about here at TT: The trailers are crazy loud, much worse than the film. I just saw "Inside Out" on Saturday, and it was the case as usual. So if you're worried, stake out your seat but stand outside the door for the trailers.
You should get some pro earplugs, those who filter sounds well.
I've seen jurassic world with good but classic earplugs and i totally enjoyed it, i've heard all.
question is, can you actually get ear/hearing damage from going to the movies?
No. There is an official limit to the loudness authorized in cinema.
After, if it's respected or not... the great majority respect it i think, maybe some not.
I personally prefer to let my ear rest so i take earplugs. So after my mind is cool and satisfied. And it's loud enough to enjoy it really.
I watched the terminator without ear plugs and it didn't make my T worse .. In fact if anything I had low T days the following few days.
But the reason for my T is unknown so if yours is due to hearing loss be sensible to not exacerbate the situation .
I do not go to clubs anymore though , no way - that definitely causes some kind of accumulative damage which will eventually catch up to u
you are so right sir. i dont let my TTTS control my life anymore
ps: i enjoyed jurrasic world aswell great movie
i did it was my second permanent spike.. but it was the fucking previews theyre louder than the movie well depending on what movie youre seeing...
I saw the documentary about Amy Winehouse called Amy last Friday (fantastic!) and watched the whole thing without earplugs or any increased tinnitus from it. I measured the sound decibels with my phone and they were in the 60-70 range so I felt comfortable doing that. I tried Jurassic World without plugs but put them in after about a half hour. Tonight my wife and I are going to go see Trainwreck (can't wait! Love Amy Schumer so much.) and will probably try without plugs but stick 'em in if it is too loud.
So yes I go to movies!
I prefer to be safe than sorry , so no risk taking for ow and no theatres. It may come later , but no trailers, only small cinemas respecting the sound levels and ear plugs. T is unpredictible and what doesn't hurt ears of one person may hurt yours, so NOBODY can tell you for sure whether it will exacerbate your situation or not.
I think it's safe to say if you got T at a relatively young age (before 40?) then your ears probably aren't as resilient as the general population. To follow the same noise exposure guidelines as people without auditory problems would be dumb and reckless.
Agreed,...the volume level during the previews of upcoming movies is absolutely absurd! That's been an aggravating issue with me for a long time.
What,..do they think that unless they make them annoyingly loud that we're not going to pay attention to them?....
To reassure some of you, i have seen Ant man yesterday (funny movie btw) With STRONG earplugs. Could still hear it ( a lot less but still audible) and i totally enjoyed it.
It can be surprising but after some try cinema with earplugs is enjoyable.
If volume scares you, you should do like Gosia, small cinemas are often less loud.
To be honest, movie theaters are not nearly as loud as parties, clubs or concerts. If you wear musician ear plugs like downbeats, Etymocis or any other musician ear plugs, you'll be fine. I usually wear downbeats ear plugs (19 DB) and my ears have always felt fine and my Tinnitus has never increased from being a the theater.
I've been to movie theaters a ton of time, even IMAX. I've seen that during an action film I was watching, the highest DB I recorded on the DB meter (was in my girlfriend's purse) was about 90 ish and that was for a couple seconds. The average DB during the film was about 65-75 DB. So with downbeats ear plugs that means the DB going into my ears is around 56 DB. That's pretty good.
I've been to several movies recently (just saw "Bridge of Spies", which is a really good movie), and haven't had any problems or increases in tinnitus at all. I bring my ear plugs with me, and put them in before the trailers. Usually, after the trailers are over, I can take them out again and enjoy the movie. Those trailers are waaay too loud!
Don't count on that to keep you safe.
Sustained levels of >120db, as in, three times the volume pressure that my motorcycle makes a full rev? That's completely bonkers.
I went see James Bond Spector and had my noise reduction plugs in and went on fine........lots of love glynis
Hi Glynis. So 007 didn't upset your tinnitus then. lol
I started snowblowing today (Chicago snowstorm) without ear plugs and then put them in after 5 minutes.
I was doing pretty good today until I did that. Now Mr T is bring pretty loud. -- I'm kicking myself but know that this spike will be temporary..
Snowblowing (& snowmobiling) is about 106 DB. At least with snowmobiling, you have a helmet on..
Here's a good sound chart (wish I saw this before the rock concert that caused my T):