Tinnitus Permanently Worsening After Phone Call?

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    1. Zora
      Kick ass

      Zora Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      1st time: Megaphone ;2nd time: headphones too loud
      hi Guys,

      So I had a phone call today. Not from a mobile phone but from the phone at home. It was a normal chat for about 1 minute. I held the phone to my right ear (the ear where the T is not so loud).
      After the call my T went from a 2/10 to a 4/10. but just temporarily. After 10 minutes it was back to normal.

      Now I am thinking. If a 1 minute chat can increase my T for 10 minutes, what happens if I call someone lets say 30 minutes?! And that every day? Will it be cumulative and make my T permanently worse?

      I was offered a job where I have to make A LOT of phone calls per day, but I dont want to make my T permanently worse :(

      I feel like I am doomed to worry for the rest of my life. Cant even take a phone call without fear :(
    2. glynis-harbron

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      For some people with tinnitus phones can cause problems if on them a long time like a job and mobile phones are best used on hands free away from your ear if on the phone a while.....lots of love glynis
    3. linearb

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

      East Coast USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      I don't hold phones to my face for a variety of reasons -- using speakerphone mode mostly -- but if I needed to take a job where I was on the phone again, I'd just get a headset and keep the volume set to the minimum it needs to be heard.

      I use headphone for music and video games sometimes; does not seem to cause me any issues.

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