Popping of Soda Can

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    1. Thongjy
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      Today I was having a drink at a pool bar and sitting at bar counter with my kids. The bartender took a can of coke and place it on the counter in front of us and started tapping on the top of the can with a can opener and finally end with a harder knock that gave out a loud pop with the can opened.

      I sort of heard an elevated ringing (not sure if it is elevated but even if it is it last for 3 seconds).

      Anyone experienced this? Recently T was very low and good and worried this incident will worsen my T and will need to go through everything again.

      Any advice?
       
    2. Carm

      Carm Member

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      Did you go to the emergency room? They can give you steroids and oxygen therapy. They can also check if this extremely loud and unusual sound caused you hearing loss.
       
    3. linearb
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      Are you being serious? You are suggesting hyperbaric oxygen therapy and steroids in response to a sound that can't have exceeded ~90db and lasted for a split second?

      Wow. That's completely crazy.

      @Thongjy you will be fine, it is not abnormal for unexpected sounds to create temporary spikes. Don't overthink it.
       
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    4. Thongjy
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      Hi thanks after hearing your words.

      Actually can't really tell if my T has increased as I only focus on my T after this incident and start worrying.

      Before that I did not event note how loud my T is.
       
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    5. linearb
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      linearb Member Hall of Fame

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      Anything that makes you anxious our focused on t can make it seem worse.
       
    6. adam2525
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      You have absolutely nothing to worry about.
       
    7. Thongjy
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      For everyone assessment, found the exact thing that the bartender did in the following YouTube link that gave the loud noise.
      loud BANG machine: soda can


      Good thing, The pool bar is in an open area and noisy from swimmers.

      Will it worsen my T? This morning wake up T seems low but not sure as low as recent goods days as I never monitor or care when it is low.
       
    8. Danny Boy
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      Danny Boy Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      Get some NAC to protect your hearing from further damage. This may be a temporary spike.
       
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    9. Dr. Nagler

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      ... except for some of the postings you will read on various tinnitus boards.
       
    10. Thongjy
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      Dr what do you mean by that?

      Do you mean I should be worried?
       
    11. Danny Boy
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      That's so Dr. Nagler.
       
    12. Dr. Nagler

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      Well, there's a lot of good information to be had on tinnitus boards ... and there's a lot of bad information as well. Absolutely horrible and counterproductive information in some cases. But since most everything makes sense, how are you supposed to tell? The one site you really want to spend your time on is ...


      ... but that site does not exist. So you wind up getting your information from support sites that are largely populated by the distinct minority of folks who have not done particularly well with their tinnitus - or they wouldn't be there in the first place.

      Just something to think about. It's a balance.
       
    13. Thongjy
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      So do you think I should be worried?
       
    14. Danny Boy
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      You shouldn't be worried! I'm doing great at the moment and it's all because of certain drugs I have taken. You'll get some great advice here. Anyway, get yourself some NAC as that will help protect your hearing, so it gives you some reassurance.
       
    15. Mikey Cliff
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      I think the Doc is trying to say you will be just fine... Temporary spikes are very common with T and people without T
       
    16. Thongjy
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      Any side effects from NAC? What does NAC stands for?
       
    17. Danny Boy
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      http://www.healthmonthly.co.uk/swanson_nac_n_acetyl_cysteine?gclid=COq7wvnC7cUCFdTKtAodTRoASg


      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2808688/

      Summary
      Increasing evidence suggests the involvement of oxidative stress in noise-induced hearing loss. The present study analysed, in an animal experimental model, the time course of the pathogenic mechanisms of noise-induced cochlear damage and the efficacy of the antioxidant drug N-acetylcysteine in reducing noise ototoxicity. Animals were divided into two groups, exposed to noise one treated with N-acetylcysteine for 3 days and one (the control group) with saline. Acoustic trauma was induced by a continuous pure tone of 6 kHz, at 120 dB SPL for 30 minutes. Electrocochleographic recordings were made from an implanted round window electrode and the compound action potentials were measured daily at 2-16 kHz for 7 days. Morphological changes were analysed by scanning electron microscopy. The acoustic threshold measured 1 hour after acoustic trauma was elevated in the control group to 70-90 dB in the higher frequencies of the compound action potential audiogram, with a maximum threshold elevation ranging between 12 and 16 kHz. During the first 24 h, following acoustic trauma, there was a partial recovery of compound action potential thresholds of about 20 dB to reach a final threshold elevation of about 50-70 dB; there was no further improvement over the remaining experimental week. Animals treated with N-acetylcysteine showed a similar temporary threshold shift but a clear improvement in the recovery of compound action potential thresholds, with significantly reduced permanent threshold shift and hair cell loss. These data suggest that N-acetylcysteine is able to attenuate the toxic effect of acoustic trauma and could represent an interesting molecule for preventing inner ear injuries.
       
    18. Danny Boy
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      Hey, Mikey! How are you holding up?
       
    19. Ricky81
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      I think you will be ok. As dr. Nagler said. .. tons of wrong info on tinnitus online.

      Don't worry about this incident. Temporary Spikes can happen to anyone. I don't think it's a big issue.
       
    20. Mikey Cliff
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      I went through a rough patch last week, a little better the last two days. I got my wind chimes and waterfall music playing with the tv on in the background and am as happy as I ever was, at the moment. Starting acupuncture tomorrow with someone who has experience. Doubt it will help my T but if it calms my CNS and help vision or fluid in head at all it will be worth it. Thanks @Danny Boy. You still doing better?
       
    21. Danny Boy
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      I'm fine Mikey...I've got my trobalt and keppra to keep me smiling and whistling. Have you ever tried crickets? Does help me sleep, even when my tinnitus is low, it's quite soothing.

      Night time Forest Sounds 11 Hours - Forest at...


      This is what I use.

      Acupuncture eh? A lot of people do say it helps them, although you need a few sessions first from my understanding. Are you feeling better from your AM-101 experience?
       
    22. Mikey Cliff
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      Am-101... a bust. Wish I had never participated. I have used crickets and thanks for the link! Hit me up so I don't hijack the thread. @Danny Boy
       
    23. Danny Boy
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      AM-101 is strange...It helps some and makes it worse for others. An oral drug is the way to go. And yeah, we should speak some more. Take care buddy!
       
    24. Thongjy
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      Anyone have experience such similar incident? Should I be worried?
       
    25. Danny Boy
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      I think you're worrying too much chill. It's a normal thing to have. Get some NAC it'll help protect your hearing and give you the reassurance that you need.
       
    26. Thongjy
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      Any issue if I don't take NAC?
       
    27. Danny Boy
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      Well, that's up to you. It'll just help protect your hearing against damage which can happen from loud noises.
       
    28. Thongjy
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      So can we take NAC long term on daily basis to prevent damage from spontaneous loud noise?
       
    29. Danny Boy
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      Yep, of course.
       
    30. erik
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      You don't need NAC. You don't need Steroids. You don't need Keppra. What you need is to listen to Linearb. Most of these responses on what you should take are quite ridiculous for this event. Opening a can of pop will no more damage your hearing or permanently raise your T then someone farting out loud in bathroom. Paranoia is more your issue right now. Everything you think that will increase your T, probably will, but that's not your T that is louder, it is your perception/reaction. It's like one of those trick mirrors. What you see or think you see (or hear) may not be reality.
       

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