Planned 4 Hours in Train. How Loud Can It Be Inside? Any Tips?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Xorthian, Jun 7, 2015.

    1. Xorthian

      Xorthian Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Initial 2012. Massive spike 4/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noisey Lifestyle. Increase from infection.
      So I'm bit afraid to go for that trip but I really need to too.
      My T volume increased around month ago so I think I'm on the safe side to not add further insult to the injury.

      However I wonder how loud it can be inside train wagon? I'm not sure if I will be able to put earplugs in as I might still have inflammation in ear canals - will see ENT tommorow about that though.

      Should I pop some NAC before trip? How much in one dose if yes?
    2. snow86

      snow86 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2006 - Extreme T since 12/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      see "information" on profile page. Crippled by extreme T
    3. dan

      dan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Hey @Xorthian, are you the desendant of Nicholai Przewalsky?
      Anyways, most modern trains are quiet, but sometimes there is track screech.
      I suggest testing without plugs and have them with you just in case.
    4. jimH
      No Mood

      jimH Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      30 years+
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      There have been articles that it can help prevent hearing damage from loud noises. As far as dosage, 600 mg is probably the most common that I've seen for a single capsule.

      There's a thread about NAC if you haven't already checked it out:
    5. linearb

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
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      I took an Amtrak train for 12 hours recently, and had an accurate DB meter with me.

      I clocked the average cabin volume at about 57db, which is to say, nothing to be even slightly concerned about. Even during acceleration and braking, the volume from the train itself rarely exceeded 70db.

      Obviously, your mileage may vary -- for instance, I know that the subway trains in the city I live in often exceed 80db, which is not something I'd tolerate for very long without protection.

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