Tinnitus Increased After Dog Barking, Kid Munching His Food, Loud Kiss — What Can I Do?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Willysolman, Jun 22, 2019.

    1. Willysolman

      Willysolman Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown maybe shout in ear
      Hey guys,

      as always, my family comes over and I try to minimize being exposed to the loud noise. Avoiding loud noises is impossible during these events.

      My loud noise exposures:
      • Dog barking 4 meters away at 102 decibels (barked 4 times)
      • A kid munching his food next to my ear for a second
      • Loud kiss near my ear

      My tinnitus has now increased, what can I do?
       
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    2. F-u-T

      F-u-T Member

      Location:
      AZ USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trama
      I find that my emotional response to similar noises you describe plays a big part in how my tinnitus reacts.

      I have twin 1 year old boys who like to scream. Also have two Labradors who like to bark. If I react negatively to the noise and have bad thoughts my tinnitus most surely increases. If I don’t give the noises any thought or power my tinnitus doesn’t seem to be affected as much. I don’t reinforce my brain into treating tinnitus as danger. This wasn’t an overnight fix for me but has made a big difference over time.

      I try to stay as stress free as possible. Worrying about things I have no control over only increases my tinnitus.
       
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      Willysolman

      Willysolman Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown maybe shout in ear
      Hey,
      My dog (Jack Russel) just barked in my ear it was so loud.

      I felt an instant weird mugfled or something feelin in my ear, tinnitus has not increased yet (10 minutes after it happened).

      So I dont know what this feeling in my ear is, it doesn’t hurt but it I don't know, it feels weird.

      What could this feeling be, is it a sign of damage?
       

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