Some Drilling Two Rooms Away... Could It Cause More Damage?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Mario martz, Sep 7, 2016.

    1. Mario martz
      Creative

      Mario martz Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2016
      So, there was some drilling in my parents room, two rooms or one away from mine,
      and I didn't know...

      The noise was a little too intense, and unexpected. As soon as I could I covered my ears.

      The drilling was not long though...

      SO...

      Do you think it could cause more damage u___u

      I know some people find this kinda questions irritating, but I'm only 6 months in, so I don't know... please have some sympathy.
      and i have heard hand drills are almost 95db
      ohh god the saga continues.. lol
       
    2. undecided
      Fine

      undecided Member

      Location:
      Greece
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown.
      I can tell you from personal experience that it can cause damage.
      It happened to me so at least it's an isolated case, but 95db is 95db.
      Had a spike the night after the event. Pretty bad.
      Loaded up on NAC (600mg in the night, 600 in the morning and some insane amounts of betamethasone for 3-4 days (32mg-32mg-16mg morning-noon-night, last day 16mg-8mg-8mg taper). Orally, obviously.
      For comparison reasons , 32mg betamethaaone is about 180-200mg prednisone so use with caution. It's a huge dose. Magnesium I didn't use.
      After 4-5 days I was back to baseline.
       
    3. PaulBe

      PaulBe Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Cairns
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound, though never proven
      I doubt you would have got the full 95 db if it was a couple of rooms away. The walls would have modulated the frequency of the sound a bit too I suspect. Don't worry too much about things that haven't yet happened. It doesn't help.
       
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    4. GregCA
      Jaded

      GregCA Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      Remember that stating a dB value without a distance attached to it is useless.
      To get an idea of sound levels, take a look at this page.

      If you want to talk about a dB rating, state the distance to the source. So if your drill is 95 dB at a distance of 3 feet, then it's 89 dB @ 6 ft, 83 dB at 12 ft, 77 dB at 24 ft, and much less if you have sound absorbing material in between (as OP described).
      Walls are typically a lowpass filter, which is why you can clearly hear the bass drum when there's a party next door.
       
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    5. PaulBe

      PaulBe Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Cairns
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound, though never proven
      Had to quickly look that up and....yeah.
       
    6. Mario martz
      Creative

      Mario martz Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2016
      Thank you Guys,
      Sorry for being such a puss, puss
      sometimes, but i dont wanna cause more damage.
       

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