My Son Had Temporary Tinnitus

Discussion in 'Support' started by Petloy, May 15, 2013.

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    1. Petloy
      Happy

      Petloy Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2012
      Hi! So I had a conversation with some members here about what happened to my son 6 days ago, I'm putting this out to get a census from all members. Last friday our smoke alarm went off and my son who is 23 y.o turned it off, when I came home he was complaining of ear pain and tinnitus in both ears, after a nights rest the next day it went away, I tried not to show my fear to him, but I'm worried, my questions are as ff:

      1- Since he had an episode of temporary tinnitus will he be vulnerable in the future?

      2- I told him to wear plugs in concerts, loud parties, karaoke bars or even movies? Am I overreacting?

      Thank you for your input.

      Peter
       
    2. Hudson
      Cowboy

      Hudson Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2003
      My only input is this: I wish someone would have "overreacted" and told me to do that. I had no idea that hearing problems could happen as easily as they do.
       
    3. Map
      Balanced

      Map Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Czech Republic
      Tinnitus Since:
      8/2003 (mild), 12/2012 (loud)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      I think everyone can be vulnerable to tinnitus, problem is most people doesn't even know that it exists and can't imagine how terrible burden it is. When they realize, it is usually to late :(

      And as Hudson mentioned, i would be nowdays happy if somebody explained me in the past how are ears fragile to damage and forced me to wear earplugs to noisy environments.

      At least I am trying to warn my friends about tinnitus now.
       
    4. daedalus

      daedalus Member

      Location:
      Brussels
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2007
      No, i don't think you are overreacting. As long as he doesn't wear his earplugs all the time.

      Yes, noise damage is cumulative.
       

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