Muffled Hearing from Ambulance Siren

Discussion in 'Support' started by Zander93, Oct 20, 2016.

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    1. Zander93

      Zander93 Member

      I was walking down the street when a ambulance stopped parallel to my left ear and started the siren, I tried to get away as fast I could but now my hearing is muffled on that side.

      Have my ears been permanently damaged?
       
    2. Richard zurowski

      Richard zurowski Member Benefactor

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      27/12/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection.
      @Zander93 sirens from emergency services are very loud but such a short burst of noise wouldn't cause long term damage give it time I'm sure your symptoms will pass.
       
    3. Zander93

      Zander93 Member

      @Richard zurowski it was about 10 secs, I'm just worried cause I've heard 115 db of sound for 30 seconds can cause permanent damage
       
    4. Richard zurowski

      Richard zurowski Member Benefactor

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      27/12/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection.
      @Zander93. Try not to stress. I'm sure you will be ok these sirens sometimes catch you unaware I've been through the same scenario as you and my ears have returned to normal hearing again and yours will to.
       
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