TEN Hours Loud Noise Exposure... Am I Doomed?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Matt9, Feb 8, 2018.

    1. Matt9

      Matt9 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Worked for ten hours 5 days ago, I was in a noisy environment almost all the time (about 90dB I think), obviously resulting in a nasty, nasty spike.

      What are my chances of recovering?
      What could I take after 5 days from exposure? NAC? Prednisone?
       
    2. dpdx
      Disappointed

      dpdx Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Murica
      Tinnitus Since:
      Onset:09/23/2017 Worsened: 1/17/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma, worsened by caloric test/VEMP test 90db nhL
      My spikes usually last three four days. The last one lasted a week and then my basline changed.
       
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    3. Kratos
      Dreaming

      Kratos Member

      Location:
      Spain
      Tinnitus Since:
      October 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure + Stress
      Did you wear hearing protection?
       
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    4. Alue
      No Mood

      Alue Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      What was the environment, and what are you basing the 90db off of?
       
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      Matt9

      Matt9 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      No, I couldn't wear it

      Was a wedding party, I was working as a waiter and a bartender also.

      Well the music was kinda loud, but not like a disco
       
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      Matt9

      Matt9 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I can't sleep because of this spike! Never happened before, I wish it will settle down and I swear to God I will never ever work at parties again!

      Please can someone help me? How can I know if this spike is likely to be permanent?
       
    7. Gman

      Gman Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ototoxic earwax drops
      I don't know, but I would go and see a doctor and see what he/she says.

      From what I have read here and elsewhere, prednisone/prednisolone should be taken immediately or within a few days. You could ask your doctor I guess. Also NAC is usually a preventative thing rather than afterwards as the liver takes time to process it into glutathione. But might be worth taking.

      In future wear properly rated hearing protection or do not work in a noisy environment - it's that simple. If you have T then avoid loud environments. Work in a library. It's not fair but that's how it is with this dumb condition.

      No one can tell you that you are not allow to wear hearing protection! You can buy pretty discreet ear plugs these days. Filtered musicians earplugs allow you to hear properly and give you protection. You can also get custom made ones that are expensive but minimise occlusion effects.
       

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