Noise Cancelling Headphones

Discussion in 'Support' started by Jade, Nov 5, 2013.

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    1. Jade
      Lucky

      Jade Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Sunshine Coast, Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/07/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Genetics, Beats by Dre, Work
      Hello guys,

      Just wondering what the best noise cancelling earphones your guys can recommend for constant loud industrial noise,

      Thank you in advance

      Jade :)
       
    2. JTP
      No Mood

      JTP Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      5/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Shit happens
      Hi,

      I think Bose QuietComfort 25 are about as good as it gets. To my experience they attenuate low frequencies better than many earmuffs, but at higher frequencies attenuating is not nearly as efficient. Depending on the amount of noise you may want to use earplugs in addition to them. Other possibility would be earmuffs equipped with radio and mp3 player input jack.

      Hope this helps.
       
    3. marcp
      Irritated

      marcp Member

      Location:
      melbourne
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      September 2013
      Pro ears are worth checking out. Not cheap though
       
    4. Luca
      Amused

      Luca Member

      Location:
      Vienna, Austria
      Tinnitus Since:
      3/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Neck injury
      JTP is right!

      A Comparative Review of High End Noise...


      But you could also just go for a good passive isolating headphone that sounds good. If it is too quiet you focus on the T too much imo.
       
    5. object16
      Magical

      object16 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      1988
      i use bose qc15 but that might not be enough for industrial noise: you might need a sennheiser which are really pricey and i have no experience with, but for industrial noise you need the industrial protectors: foam plugs for ears and over the ear ear-muff style to go on top.
       
    6. Shuffle
      Gloomy

      Shuffle Member Benefactor

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Heavy Metal & Machinery
      How loud is the noise? Plain foam plugs may be the only way.

      I do tend to use my Sennheiser in ear plug type ones to isolate low level machine noise when at work, as I find them quicker to get in and out when I need to. It gives me enough protection, anything properly loud and the foam plugs go in. I work in agriculture.
       
    7. Sound Wave
      Curious

      Sound Wave Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably headphones
    8. seal

      seal Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2007
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma
      I have the bose quietcomfort 3 as they cover the whole ear (you can also wear earplugs underneath) while the Bose qc 15 sit on the ear.
       
    9. xmierce

      xmierce Member

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      Buford, Georgia
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      2012
    10. Sound Wave
      Curious

      Sound Wave Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably headphones
      So I got my Bose QC 20 in-ears yesterday. They are amazing! I will soon try them in a car and they will most likely offer almost complete silence. Airplanes the same. These are that good!

      I also played around with them a bit. I played white noise from my speakers that block T, then put these on and... complete silence. Didn't take my T away though... :)
       
    11. Karianne

      Karianne Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2008
      I am considering buying the new Bose QuietComfort 25 but then the oddest thing struck me. Since the microphones pick up external sound and produce a sound to counter this won't this increase the actual decibel level even though you cant hear it? I know this sounds silly but I just cant wrap my head around the concept even though I have tried several of these headphone. And please dont laugh at me, I'm really not that stupid, it's just that I'm evidently am a bit techincally challenged ;-)

      http://www.amazon.com/Bose-QuietCom...16746759&sr=8-1&keywords=bose+quietcomfort+25
       
    12. Dr. Nagler

      Dr. Nagler Member

      Location:
      Atlanta, Georgia USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/1994
      The damage to hair cells from an external source does not actually come from the decibels. Rather it comes from the sound wave complex produced by the external source. Since the Bose product produces a sound wave 180 degrees out of phase with the sound wave from a given external source, the net effect yields less potential for hair cell damage, not more.

      Dr. Stephen Nagler
       
    13. bwspot

      bwspot Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/13/2014
      Can listening to different frequency tones with sound generator (different volumes up to 90DB for short periods like 1-3sec) produce Tinnitus?
       
    14. Dr. Nagler

      Dr. Nagler Member

      Location:
      Atlanta, Georgia USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/1994
      That ought to be a simple question to answer, but it is actually a surprisingly complex issue. Best just to say that there are too many factors involved for me to give you a responsible and authoritative response.

      Dr. Stephen Nagler
       
    15. bwspot

      bwspot Member

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      06/13/2014
      I would love to hear what you think about this. Complex means interesting.
       
    16. Lisa Robinson
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      Lisa Robinson Member

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      19/09/2013
    17. Dr. Nagler

      Dr. Nagler Member

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      Atlanta, Georgia USA
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      04/1994
      @bwspot, when I answer a question on this board, any question, I like to be on firm footing so that I can respond responsibly and authoritatively. So even though "complex means interesting," if there are too many factors involved - too many variables - for me to give a responsible and authoritative answer, you'll have to respect my decision not to respond. It really does not happen very often.

      Kind regards -

      Dr. Stephen Nagler
       
    18. bwspot

      bwspot Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/13/2014
      fair enough, I was just curious as I did that kind of testing and I wondered if this might be a trigger.
      I know you will say that i am still trying to figure my t out, but true is I am curious to know more.
       
    19. jazz
      No Mood

      jazz Member Benefactor

      Location:
      US
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      8/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      eardrum rupture from virus; barotrauma from ETD
      These are very good headphones. But you won't get the protection available from wearing foam earplugs. Since they are light weight, however, I will wear them with my other ear plugs if I plan on doing something noisy.
       
    20. Dr. Nagler

      Dr. Nagler Member

      Location:
      Atlanta, Georgia USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/1994
      Anything can be a trigger in any given case. That's why I cannot give you a responsible and authoritative answer.

      Well there's where possibly I can be of some help to you. I know you are curious, but in my (rather considerable) experience in helping tinnitus sufferers over the years, I have found that it is only when they stop trying to figure out their tinnitus that they can start making progress towards achieving meaningful lasting relief. So I guess it comes down to what's more important to you: satisfying your curiosity ... or finding the relief you seek.

      Something to think about, anyway.

      Dr. Stephen Nagler
       
    21. Sound Wave
      Curious

      Sound Wave Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably headphones
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    22. Rube
      Fine

      Rube Member Benefactor

      Location:
      U.S.A
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2014
      Hi,
      Can anyone comment on using the Bose noise canceling headphones when flying or driving? Any negatives, aside from the cost?

      Thanks!
       
    23. Mark Beehre
      Facebooking

      Mark Beehre Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Wellington, New Zealand
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2008 // 11/2014
      My life at the moment can be described as a bit reclusive. I don't go out much because the tinnitus in my ears spikes after noise exposure. I know people say you shouldn't let your T define your life, but I find it hard to put that into practice as the spikes turn my annoying T into super loud T and the only reset seems to be sleep.

      Suffice to say my vision for my life is not one where T rules my life. I will get there eventually, it's just going to take time and patience. I am doing my up most to be positive even in the face of the peaks.

      My best days seem to be when I stay at home. I play games on the computer, watch TV and go out for walks. I never have anything on too loud so I can usually get away without any spikes in T. I also play white noise in the background which while not being a complete mask gives me a layer of comfort.

      However, I absolutely loath the drive to and from work. I haven't kept a log, but almost every trip home at night seems to trigger the spike. Sometimes the morning trips do as well, although not as much.

      I am wondering about getting noise cancelling earphones and playing white noise in them whilst driving or going outside. Is this a good idea? Any particular brand I should consider?
       
    24. Geo

      Geo Member Benefactor

      Location:
      California
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2012
      i feel you man, i have been getting spikes almost daily lately over stupid sounds that arent even loud to the regular person just in my house..i had the bose headphones a year go when my T wasnt as bad as is now i would wear them to the gym.. their good but they can only do so much..i got a permanent spike once when i was wearing them i guess in the middle of my workout they decided to turn up the music really loud i felt it over my headphones and left but it got me tho..but the bose are a good brand kinda expensive but good..
       

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