Thunderstorms — If You're Inside, Do You Protect Your Hearing?

Discussion in 'Support' started by jeas, Jun 5, 2019.

    1. jeas

      jeas Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      October 25, 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      TMJ/Neck
      Hi all,

      Do you protect your ears if there is a thunderstorm and you’re inside?

      Thanks!
       
    2. Digital Doc

      Digital Doc Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise induced
      I don't protect, but inside is a lot quieter than outside. However, the last storm hit I was turning in for the night, and was certainly glad to insert my earplugs, and call it a day.
       
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    3. GregCA
      Jaded

      GregCA Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      I don't.
       
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    4. Alue
      No Mood

      Alue Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Yet another activity I used to love ruined by hyperacusis. Sitting and watching thunderstorms and listening to the rolling thunder as they approached.

      I don't wear hearing protection if I'm inside. If I'm outside I might. Unless it's a crack of lightning very near you it shouldn't be a problem.
       
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    5. TheDanishGirl
      Sad

      TheDanishGirl Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2017 (H since 06/2017)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      long term noise exposure (headphones), maybe some stress.
      Not really. Thunderstorms are quite mild here.
       
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    6. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Of course I protect. The cost is low, the potential benefit of saving yourself from a permanent tinnitus spike is priceless.
       
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