Singing and Tinnitus

Discussion in 'Support' started by LadyDi, Sep 4, 2013.

    1. LadyDi
      Busy

      LadyDi Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Barotrauma/airplane
      Just curious: Does anyone here sing in a group, either as an amateur or professional? And if so, how does affect your T?

      I sing (for fun) in a small ensemble as well as with a large community choral group. I had my first rehearsal with the large group last night, after our summer recess, and my ears were buzzing loudly when we were done. The noise fortunately diminished in a few hours but am wondering what to expect. Already have invested in some custom-made musicians ear plugs (as much for noisy restaurants as music) and am hoping that will do the trick.
       
    2. James White
      Anime

      James White Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Toulouse, France
      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Maybe loud music. Not sure.
      if your ears are buzzing, then protect them. Usually custom made earplugs for singers are only 9db protection because above you can hear yourself too much, it resonates in the head
       
    3. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      LadyDi
      Busy

      LadyDi Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Barotrauma/airplane
      Thanks, James. So what level of db protection is needed?
      I think the ones I got have two filters, with two different db levels.
       
    4. Welsh_Mitch

      Welsh_Mitch Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2015
      Hi LadyDi,

      Did you figure out which types of plugs to use after? I have 30dB of protection but I find that it aggrivates my T when singing
       
    5. Laura59

      Laura59 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      June 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      I developed tinnitus in June - no apparent trigger but I've always had a bit of a problem with vibrational noises - such as heating system, fridge noise etc and any sort of rumbling noises. I've recently re-joined a choir and have been horrified that the singing seems to have triggered a nasty spike. My T sounds like a plane droning overhead and is very hard to mask it or distract from it because it feels almost physical. Has anyone else had a similar problem? Think I may have posted this in the wrong place - new to forum
       
    6. HeavyMantra
      Bugridden

      HeavyMantra Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2017. Worsened 10/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Headphones and/or HPPD?
      Singing with in-ear plugs is what did me in, not the same as earplugs obviously but beware of the occlusion effect
       

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