So Much Flying in Past 2 Days! Ears on Fire! :-(

Discussion in 'Support' started by Michellejean, Aug 29, 2018.

    1. Michellejean

      Michellejean Member

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      Maine
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      03/1/18
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Virus/ no clue
      Wore noise canceling headphones for my flight home. No music on them of course. Don’t have anything else for ear protection. My ears are so loud. It sounds literally like a radio is playing static in my whole head on top of my three regular tinnitus tones.

      Feeling so lucky I should go buy a lottery ticket.

      Can anyone offer encouragement today?
       
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    2. robHing

      robHing Member Benefactor

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      @Michellejean
      Welcome back to USA.
      Sorry to know your ears spiked.
      Please hang in there. Give it sometime to subside.
      God bless !
       
    3. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
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      Acoustic Trauma
      In the future, you might want to wear good earplugs underneath the NC headphones (at least when the plane is at a cruising altitude).

      Temporary spikes can last a long time.
      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/threads/head-movement-spikes-tinnitus.25179/#post-290614
      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/threads/poll-how-long-do-your-tinnitus-spikes-usually-last.23110/
      No need to worry about this being permanent unless you don't experience any fading after 3 months or so.
       
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    4. Alue
      No Mood

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      What airplanes were you flying in?
       
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    5. Deamon22

      Deamon22 Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador

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      @Michellejean i flew a month after my T onset without earplugs (7 hours in a loud boeing) and had a small spike when i came home. I had also a loud static over my normal T. It calmed down already the same day a bit and after a few days most was back to normal. Try not to worry to much:)
       
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    6. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

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      The problem with luck is that eventually it tends to run out:
      I hope that in the future you will protect your ears (noise-cancelling headphones or earmuffs over earplugs) when you fly.
       
    7. Deamon22

      Deamon22 Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador

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      Absolutely Bill. I would never risk that again, but at that time i wasn´t on the forum and didn´t thought that i needed to protect my ears. Luckily i found the forum shortly after.
       
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      Michellejean

      Michellejean Member

      Location:
      Maine
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/1/18
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Virus/ no clue
      @Deamon22 thank you so much for the encouragement. I was also on a Boeing 757 and other large aircraft. I can’t believe how loud the plane is and the airport itself!!

      How is your tinnitus these days?
       
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      Michellejean

      Michellejean Member

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      03/1/18
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Virus/ no clue
      @Alue i was in a Boeing 757 and another larger aircraft. I actually did 9 flights altogether while traveling and feel like it will be a long time before my t settles.

      However over the course of two weeks I was in silence every day and managed it. Now back home I can’t even deal with it and I am freaking out and don’t know why.
       
    10. robHing

      robHing Member Benefactor

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      Boeing's engines are louder than Airbus.
      Give it sometime... T will subside.
       
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    11. Darius
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      Darius Member

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      Why did you wear noise cancelling headphones while flying?
      They're not designed to protect your ears from acoustic trauma.

      You should have worn earmuffs such as the 3M X5A Peltor which would've been a wiser choice.
      They give you much better, and proven protection against the damaging noise levels of an aircraft.
       
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    12. Michael B
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      @Michellejean Unfortunately, your tinnitus is reacting to your long flight. It tends to do those things. But not to worry, it should return to normal within a day or two.

      Just happy your vacation helped take your mind off it.

      Huh, vacation from tinnitus? You may have stumbled upon something here :)
       
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    13. Alue
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      Airbus is usually better than Boeing in terms of noise. Boeing just doesn't seem to care about the noise levels in their aircrafts. I fly a lot and wear earplugs plus noise canceling headphones for the full flight. There are some types of airplanes that I avoid as much as possible.

      It will probably settle over time. Freaking out is only going to make it temporarily worse. I know it's hard not to, I have very reactive tinnitus and have been there many times too.
       
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    14. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

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      They might not be designed to protect one from noises like a fire alarm, or a large metal object falling/slamming. They are designed to eliminate constant low-frequency noise like the noise one would find in an airplane. I tried both Bose Q25 NC headphones (with no music) and Peltor X5A, and they seem to provide similar noise reduction. Q25 are more comfortable.

      Having said this, there are many stories on the net and on this forum of people who wore noise cancelling headphones (e.g., Bose NC headphones) and had their T get louder. As far as I know, none of them wore earplugs underneath those headphones. So you will want to be wearing earplugs together with your NC headphones or muffs.
       
    15. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

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      May I ask you to please list those airplanes?
       
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    16. Deamon22

      Deamon22 Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador

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      Try not to worrie to much, i normally never get spikes after noise, however the plane and a long car ride also had an impact on my ears. So i think all will settle in a few days.

      My T is really low this week, i hope it will stay like this or continue to go down.
       
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      Michellejean

      Michellejean Member

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      Virus/ no clue
      @Deamon22 i am really happy to hear your t is low. How long have you had t for? Thank you for your support friend!
       
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      Michellejean

      Michellejean Member

      Location:
      Maine
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      03/1/18
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Virus/ no clue
      @Alue thank you for the encouragement. Sometimes that’s really all someone needs.
       
    19. Deamon22

      Deamon22 Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador

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      No worries, we are here to support each other:). I am now nearly at 3 months. It fluctuates a lot normally but this week it was really low. I hope it continues to go down and will eventually disappear:)

      I‘ve seen on Instagram that you are working in the fitness industry? How are you doing in the gym? Notice any changes while working out? I was a competitive powerlifter before T but i had to quit:(
       
    20. robHing

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      Michellejean

      Michellejean Member

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      Maine
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      03/1/18
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Virus/ no clue
      @Deamon22 whenever I work out it spikes my T pretty much the whole time. It settles after. Since my T spike I haven’t worked out much because I can’t handle anymore than what is going on already. I’m sorry you had to stop working out. But that’s such good news your T is lower at only 3 months. What caused your t?
       
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      Michellejean

      Michellejean Member

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      Maine
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      03/1/18
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Virus/ no clue
      @robHing my spike from flying has settles thankfully but my spike from my ear surgery 5 weeks ago has not. I am making a plan for habituation hopefully I can achieve in the next year. This new T is ten times worse than my old t. I miss my old t so much. I’m just trying to do my best for my family.
       
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    23. Deamon22

      Deamon22 Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador

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      06/2018
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      Head Trauma
      Fortunately i can still work out normally, i just quit competing. I use foam earplugs in the gym, but doing heavy lifts like squat or deadlift always seem to spike my T a bit...maybe it’s the pressure together with the plugs? However it normaly always goes back, it just sucks while you‘re training:(.

      My T came together with a cold and some ETD problems, however i also had a car accident 1,5 months prior with a head trauma so i don‘t know for sure. I hope it will continue to fade with time...:).

      How are you doing today? Btw i‘m happy for you that your spike from flying has settled. Thats fantastic. You‘ll see that also the spike from the surgery will settle with time.
       
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