Spike After Playing Piano — Permanent or Temporary?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Allan1967, Oct 21, 2018.

    1. AUTHOR
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      Allan1967

      Allan1967 Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      1997
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      Before.
       
    2. Sam Bridge

      Sam Bridge Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music/gigs probably
      If you google that drug and tinnitus you get a lot of results, do you think that is the culprit and not the piano?
       
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    3. AUTHOR
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      Allan1967

      Allan1967 Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      1997
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      I've had Lymecycline before without any issues. Most likely the piano.
       
    4. Jack Straw
      Balanced

      Jack Straw Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990s
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Infection, Acoustic Trauma
      People can take medication for a long time and never have an issue, until they do. Perhaps it was a combination of meds and piano? Piano at less than 80 dB for 30 min seems unlikely to cause hearing damage, but anything is possible I guess.
       
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    5. Mister Muso
      Busy

      Mister Muso Member

      Location:
      Scotland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2007 / April 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music
      Temporary for me, but I really miss playing the piano the way I used to play it. 80dB seems quite loud - I've measured mine at mid-70s but perhaps I'm holding back because of my T. I hardly play it now and when I do it's just quiet tunes. It can spike my T but just for that day, as it settles down overnight. But I've resigned myself to the fact that I'll never be able to perform Bohemian Rhapsody the way it's supposed to be played, even with earplugs :-(
       
    6. GregCA
      Jaded

      GregCA Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      You can play it on an e-piano with headphones.
       
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    7. Mister Muso
      Busy

      Mister Muso Member

      Location:
      Scotland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2007 / April 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music
      Or through a small speaker, yeah. But not in front of people on a real piano.

      I know we've all got things we have lost. It's still raw for me at the moment.
       
    8. Mister Muso
      Busy

      Mister Muso Member

      Location:
      Scotland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2007 / April 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music
      So I've found that I can play one short piece, a quiet one, on my acoustic piano, with no adverse effects. I use earplugs and earmuffs though, so it only gives me limited enjoyment, but my wife enjoys hearing me play her favourite pieces. Last night though I played the same piece a second time, and this morning the crickets and cicadas are back in my head again. Not any louder than before, but they'd been getting quieter over the past week or so but they are back up to the level they were at a week ago. I guess I mustn't rush my recovery then. I'll take a break for two weeks then go back to just one quiet song at a time.
       

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