Phone Headsets and Hearing Loss?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Thegeen, Sep 11, 2014.

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    1. Thegeen
      Thinking

      Thegeen Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2008
      Anyone wear a headset for work? Do you think long term (10+ years), daily use of a headset can cause hearing loss and subsequent Tinnitus?
       
    2. Marlene
      English

      Marlene Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Poole Dorset England
      Tinnitus Since:
      July 1996
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bacterial virus
      My husband said yes to your question,Blair on TT would agree,both ex service coms men , both T sufferers .
      Hazard of their past jobs .
       
    3. Thegeen
      Thinking

      Thegeen Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2008
      Good to know - I'm hoping that's what caused my issues (and not something more menacing like an Acoustic Neuroma - getting MRI in a week or so to rule that out). I think common sense is the best approach and hearing loss from a headset seems like a logical idea.
       
    4. Marlene
      English

      Marlene Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Poole Dorset England
      Tinnitus Since:
      July 1996
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bacterial virus
      Think when young as both husband and Blair were,there wasn't the knowledge out there about the Tinnitus and headsets use long term .Same as youngsters with music blasting away in there ears ,as they do today ,till further along down the road ,then for lots T show it's ugly head .Yes common sense should prevail ,educate these youngsters every chance you can ,if you can get it through to just one ,you've made a difference .
      Hope everything turns out well for you ,MRI are quite normal these days ,lots have this done ,so don't you go worrying any okay ,I've had it done .No problem .
       
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    5. Blair14
      Tired

      Blair14 Member

      Location:
      New Brunswick, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2002
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Exposure
      Hi Thegeen,

      Yes like @Marlene said. I am trying to find something like @billie46 mentioned to be mobile when I am going place and have to wait in a quiet area that do not entail using earbuds, or headphones. Best I have found is to wear headphones off the top of my ears so I get indirect sound, I do not know of anything other than a headband that I have seen marketed for jogging or skiing that can be used to take the edge off when you are in need that also might we worn offset of the ears.
       
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