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    1. CoraFrance

      CoraFrance Member

      Location:
      France but hopefully moving to Calgary
      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music
      Hi!
      My hyperacusis started in 2008 after several years of over exposure to loud music. I had taken prescription ibuprofen and was on major antibiotics once in a while. At first I was in pain all the time and every single noise hurt. Since, my ears have gotten a lot better. I can now go to quiet restaurants and to shopping malls. I have purchased a plane ticket to go back to Canada to see my family this summer (the first time in 9 years). I am worried about the flight...I bought a first class ticket to be right up at the front. Anyone have experience flying a long distance with hyperacusis?
      Cora
       
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    2. Bobby B
      Fine

      Bobby B Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      long term NIHL and recent acoustic trauma
      Just wear ear muffs all the time and that's it !

      Even economy class is fine with those

      A good pair for the best noise reduction possible and comfort are the peltor x5a

      Also good for long car drives or noisy places
       
    3. Bobby B
      Fine

      Bobby B Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      long term NIHL and recent acoustic trauma
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    4. Bobby B
      Fine

      Bobby B Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      long term NIHL and recent acoustic trauma
      I paint over the white line using a thick black marker and it looks like a pair of big headphones
       
    5. CoraFrance

      CoraFrance Member

      Location:
      France but hopefully moving to Calgary
      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music
      Thanks for the support Bobby. I guess I will be ok. I also have noise-cancelling head phones (they cost 300$!) so I guess I will see what is the most comfortable! But during the safety presentation at the beginning I will have to put in some good old orange foam earplugs (they don't like it when you wear earphones... they think you aren't listening to them!).
      I am just worried about the 3 hours in the airport, then the 9 hour flight and then 1 hour getting luggage... that equals 13 hours straight wearing heavy duty ear protection... are my ears going to survive the sensitivity afterwards?

      Oh and also the vibrations of the plane motor... my ears really don't like the rumble of big trucks... ouch... for 9 hours ...sigh....
       
    6. Bobby B
      Fine

      Bobby B Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      long term NIHL and recent acoustic trauma
      Ear plugs dont cut bass much and that's what you mostly get inside a plane or car, truck . Ear muffs are Better for bass especially this type and you can take them out whenever you want.
      Most people think they are over sized ear phone but in fact most People don't even care at all everyone is thinking about their own little problems
       
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    7. Bobby B
      Fine

      Bobby B Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      long term NIHL and recent acoustic trauma
      And also - it's hard to insert those foam plugs deep into the ear to get the real 30db reduction - and what's more , you have to be super careful removing those as you could hurt the drum and get more damages by pulling them out too fast
      Not to mention the risk to push wax deeper into the ear
      If you have real ear issues the look aspect isn't a big priority at least for me
       
    8. CoraFrance

      CoraFrance Member

      Location:
      France but hopefully moving to Calgary
      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music
      That's true... everyone has their own problems to worry about, and I have mine!
      Good insight about the foam plugs not blocking out as much bass as earmuffs... that's important to me!
      Oh and yeah, putting in and taking out those ear plugs isn't really comfortable. In my country I can get these wax earplugs that are pretty easy to manipulate, in a flash. They just sit in my ears, ready to be used if I need them. But there always seems to be a bit of suction involved each time... that can't be good for ears. I had a doctor 10 years ago who said to let wax gather up in my ears to help me block out sound...??
       
    9. CoraFrance

      CoraFrance Member

      Location:
      France but hopefully moving to Calgary
      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music
      hi! just an update... I went back to Canada and sure it was noisy in the plane, but I wore wax earplugs and my noise cancelling head phones. I couldn't talk to the people around me (ouch!). It was annoying, still a bit painful, and I couldn't sleep, but I survived, no setback , no repercussions after.
       
    10. Juan

      Juan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Several causes
      Hi Cora! I am glad you made it to Canada with no major problems. I am curious about how your H evolved from 2008; did you improve your tolerance a lot over time? Do you still have daily issues with H or is it pretty much gone? Which treatments or medication did you try?

      I have had H for many years too and it keeps playing up..
       
    11. CoraFrance

      CoraFrance Member

      Location:
      France but hopefully moving to Calgary
      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music
      Well, I had painful hyperacusis for about 2 years. The pain has mostly gone away, and I can do many more things than I was able to at the beginning. My life is pretty quiet, my job, my life at home, so my ears had a chance to heal. Now I can expose them to more and more, for example dining in a moderately loud restaurant is ''ok'' now. Music/anything through a speaker, computer fans, and also when I raise my voice that all still BURNS immediately. But overall doing lots better. I have found that gingko lessens my tinnitus (but I don't have much tinnitus). I was on clonzepam for a couple years, that helps with the ear pain. But, please people, think twice before going on this med - very dangerous. Took me a long time to wean off it, and the severance caused horrible physical side effects, temporary, as well as long term I have noticed. Other than that, nothing has helped but time and quiet.
       
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    12. lapidus

      lapidus Member

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      What sort of pain did you had? Direct pain upon hearing a sound or lingering pain?
       
    13. CoraFrance

      CoraFrance Member

      Location:
      France but hopefully moving to Calgary
      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music
      oh yes contstant pain (ORL's don't get this). And now, pain lingers for a while if I am exposed to sounds my ears don't like.
       
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    14. Juan

      Juan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Several causes
      Thanks for your reply! Then you are doing more or less like me.. only a partial recovery after many years of H, and some hearing loss due to unexpected very loud noises. Time and quiet are the only things that work for me too, plus a healthy diet and a bit of exercise (I should exercise more).

      Right now things are going so so and after a very loud sound it can take at least 15 days for the pain, pressure etc to subside. Let's hope H will go away at some point! :)
       
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    15. CoraFrance

      CoraFrance Member

      Location:
      France but hopefully moving to Calgary
      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music
      yup, exactly like me!
      Well, I find that the pain subsides in shorter and shorter spans of time... so that's a good thing.
      I have hope that it will go away. But I have a feeling that I will never go to the movie theater again! That's ok, I didn't like watching long movies anyway!
      Good luck to you,
       
    16. GregCA
      Jaded

      GregCA Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      ORL = ENT (for those who were wondering)
       
    17. CoraFrance

      CoraFrance Member

      Location:
      France but hopefully moving to Calgary
      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music
      ah yeah! sorry! thanks Greg.
       

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