Temporary Tinnitus Despite Wearing Earplugs

Discussion in 'Support' started by AlecP, Feb 24, 2015.

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    1. AlecP
      Procrastinating

      AlecP Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma (I think)
      I went to a club the other night and naturally opted to wear my earplugs. I had a great night and we were there for probably 3.5-4 hours.

      Got home and I had very loud tinnitus which went away the next morning leaving only my usual sounds left (which was obviously a relief). But why did I have temporary T if I was wearing earplugs that were absolutely in correctly because the sound of people talking, the music etc was muffled.

      Also as a quick question, last night I was woken by my T which had got so damn loud for no apparent reason, the hissing was unbearable although I quickly got back to sleep. In the morning it got much quieter again? Like what the hell, why does it do this? Haha

      Thanks
       
    2. I who love music
      Cheerful

      I who love music Member

      Location:
      Michigan
      Tinnitus Since:
      mid seventies
      bone conduction of bass frequencies
       
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    3. frohike
      Approved

      frohike Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      Did you deviate from normal sleep patterns?, did you drink alcohol?, were you anxious about being on a club at 100db?

      I went out too, plugged of course, but the sum of all that, plus the exposition to 95-105db may have been the cause of increased Tinnitus. It's hard to say. Probably the sound alone, even plugged, increases Tinnitus over time. I have the feeling that you lose hearing without noticing up to a point, and then you get T, and after that every decrease in hearing is more noticeable. It's sad cause I would like to go out more, but I don't think it's safe for me. Restaurantes are OK, but clubs are not. Sometimes, it's stepping through the door, feel the bass on my stomach and walk back.
       

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