Poll: Do You Wear Earplugs When Shopping?

Discussion in 'Support' started by AnyName, Jan 16, 2021.

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Do you wear earplugs when going to shopping?

  1. Yes, always

  2. Sometimes, for example, if it feels loud

  3. Never, or very rarely

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    1. AnyName

      AnyName Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Jan 7th 2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Planning on going shopping tomorrow with my family (it'll do me some good, as I've been sulking the whole week) but I'm suddenly worried it'll be too loud. I work apparel and the dB meter on my phone shows an average of 61 dB, highest it's been is 75 dB, maybe 80 dB tops, very occasionally. But I don't know how accurate the phone decibel meters are.

      Anyways I'm worried about it being too loud. Help :/
       
    2. ajc

      ajc Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2002; spike 2009; worse 2017-18
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music - noise damage
      You shouldn't worry about that.

      Take earplugs with you as a precaution. You don't necessarily need to put them in.
       
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    3. Steph1710
      Old hag

      Steph1710 Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/04/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Antibiotics - I think
      Hi @AnyName,

      If it helps, I always carry my Peltor ear protectors and my ear plugs with me, just in case it's too loud in town. Even if I don't wear/need them, knowing that I have them on me, keeps my mind at rest.

      Town can be loud, but it's more sudden noises like children screaming near us that we have to be so careful of.

      Steph :)
       
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    4. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      beliefs are makyo and reality ignores them
      Tinnitus Since:
      1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      karma
      I rarely leave home without earplugs but I also rarely put them in unless someone pulls out a pistol and says "hey, watch this!!" or similar redneck shit.

      Grocery stores here are very quiet compared to big city shopping, though. Even our big box stores are quiet.
       
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