Shouted Loud Whilst Ears Were Plugged — Occlusion Effect

Discussion in 'Support' started by Rust, Sep 15, 2019.

    1. Rust

      Rust Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      (2008 initially) 2015 as I know it today
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Initially stress, but noise exposure made it worse
      Hi all,

      Last night I shouted as loud as I could across the road at my partner to get her attention. I shouted their name about 4 times.

      My ears were being plugged firmly with my fingers because there was a heavy metal busking band playing across the street and my partner couldn’t hear me from the other side of the road where the band was when I was shouting.

      I have since read about the occlusion effect exacerbating noise in the ear whilst ears are plugged. My shouting didn’t hurt my ears at the time when they were plugged. But I do feel anxious about it now.

      Also, my tinnitus feels louder today - great!

      Any experiences with this anyone?

    2. Mister Muso
      No Mood

      Mister Muso Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2007 / April 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music
      Yes my own voice can trigger a temporary spike, with or without blocking ears

      I tend not to shout so much these days, but sometimes my teenagers wind me up to that point.

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