Overall Sensitivity

Discussion in 'Support' started by Tom Cnyc, Jul 8, 2016.

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    1. Tom Cnyc

      Tom Cnyc Member

      Location:
      NYC
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Warehouse event after years of enjoying music.
      Hey all,

      Over the past 2months I've improved a lot. I sleep better, I panic less, and I generally have 1/10th the symptoms I had in the first 2 weeks.

      That said - everything still seems so LOUD. I don't have H. I opened a bottle of champagne last night, loud pop - no pain. When the bottles clank in the recycle, I'm fine. That said, going to a bar - continued exposure to a measured 85 - 90 decibels feels like I'm at a slayer concert after 10 minutes.

      Does this get better over time? I work in media and the after work bar is kind of essential as my industry is a bunch of drunkards. My 15db earplugs are just too much for conversation, and without them is obnoxious. I ordered 9db filters in the interim but hoping this improves.
       
    2. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      East Coast USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1998
      i also work in an industry with a lot of drinking; i don't do loud bars anymore without earplugs. your mileage may vary.
       
    3. Tom Cnyc

      Tom Cnyc Member

      Location:
      NYC
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Warehouse event after years of enjoying music.
      I'm not really planning on it - hoping the 9db is a bit easier to work with though. My question is more, does the perceived volume increase normalize?

       
    4. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      East Coast USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1998
      that sounds like mild hyperacusis.
       

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