Screeching Baby Caused Tinnitus Spike?

Discussion in 'Support' started by MisterMystery, Dec 5, 2014.

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    1. MisterMystery

      MisterMystery Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2014
      My friend's baby is almost two and now screeches very loudly whenever he wants something. It's very unnerving. He'll screech two or three tImes when I'm over there. Each screech lasts about a second or so. When I left my friend's house today, my tinnitus was out of control. Did this screeching baby permanently damage my ears?
       
    2. Karen
      Talkative

      Karen Manager Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      First time: Noise 2nd Time: Ototoxic drug
      In my opinion, the baby's screech probably caused a spike, but did not do any permanent damage. The next time you go to your friend's house, be sure to take some earplugs! If you feel self-conscious about putting in the earplugs, just explain to your friend that you have very sensitive ears.

      Another thing you could try: A number of people on this forum have used N-Acetylcistene to protect their ears from further damage. You could try buying this supplement, to see if it works for you.

      Best wishes,
      Karen
       
    3. LadyDi
      Busy

      LadyDi Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Barotrauma/airplane
      Permanently? My guess is no. At worst, I assume the baby's cry caused a temporary spike in your tinnitus. I doubt the noise exposure was of the duration or volume to cause permanent damage. But shrieking babies are annoying when you have T.
       
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    4. MisterMystery

      MisterMystery Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2014
      I read that a screaming baby is 110 decibels! Sounds like a firing range.
       
    5. I who love music
      Cheerful

      I who love music Member

      Location:
      Michigan
      Tinnitus Since:
      mid seventies
      No, the damage is already done. Your little screamer is just irritating it. This brings back memories of my little daughter in the early 80's who saw me make weird faces and turn my head when she screached.
       
    6. MisterMystery

      MisterMystery Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2014
      How long did the irritations last for you? Hours? Days?
       
    7. nogood
      Torn

      nogood Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ototoxicity/infection
      Sorry to hear abt ur spike..Maybe last few days.. try NAC .. and get some good sleep..
      probably good idea for u to invest in some ear plugs ...
       
    8. Valentin

      Valentin Member

      Location:
      Thailand
      Tinnitus Since:
      17/08/2013
      no damage has been done, the sound simply excited your over active neurons.
       
    9. George Brady
      Crappy

      George Brady Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1985
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      bad meds
      go buy some musician earplugs they're almost invisible and they cut down on the high frequencyannoyance of your T and you can hear with them and it cut down on the spikes
       
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    10. marqualler
      Nerdy

      marqualler Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Minneapolis, MN
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection / Mild Noise Induced Hearing Loss
      My 1 year old screeches at me all the time and I don't think he has caused anything permanently for me!
       
    11. MisterMystery

      MisterMystery Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2014
      Is that what happens? I definitely have anxiety right now. But then again, I always have anxiety, and it doesn't seem to affect the tinnitus.

      I've had tinnitus spikes before, but they usually only last a few hours, and I always sleep them off. This is the only time where the volume was the same when I woke up in the morning.
       
    12. I who love music
      Cheerful

      I who love music Member

      Location:
      Michigan
      Tinnitus Since:
      mid seventies
      Probably a few days.
       
    13. Alex Senkowski
      Tolerant

      Alex Senkowski Member

      Location:
      Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      Frigging babies. Shrill little crap-sacks.
       
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    14. Valentin

      Valentin Member

      Location:
      Thailand
      Tinnitus Since:
      17/08/2013
      Ours ears are not that bad, it's just our brain acting up like a retard....
       

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