Tinnitus Spike After Loud Music

Discussion in 'Support' started by emerald2015, Sep 27, 2015.

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    1. emerald2015
      Gloomy

      emerald2015 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2015
      Hello everyone ! Attended a disco party last night after a long time, and stood right next to one of the speakers. I felt there was something wrong inside, but by the time I got outside my T was much much louder and my ear drums had that full sensation as well as irritated. 12 hours after that it feels the same. Could this be permanent or could it revert back to the mild T I have been having for 9 months now ? I have been tested before and do not T due to hearing loss. I attended clubs before with loud music and never had this issue. After my T appeared I was afraid to do that anymore and this is the first time I went.
      Thanks a lot for your support !
       
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    2. Quentino
      Tired

      Quentino Member

      Location:
      France
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Decrease of Hearing i presume.
      We can't say : it can be temporary or definitive... you had earplugs?
       
    3. emerald2015
      Gloomy

      emerald2015 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2015
      No unfortunately not
       
    4. Quentino
      Tired

      Quentino Member

      Location:
      France
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Decrease of Hearing i presume.
      Well sorry to say that but you played with Fire.. how loud was it?
       
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    5. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

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

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Hope it settles down for you soon and it will a bit in time.
      Try not let all the unwanted emotions take hold as anxiety will feed your tinnitus too.

      I went a party last night and took out my hearing aid as would amplify the music.
      We sat at the back by the patio doors and a quiet area.
      By ears blast 24/7 and never stops but wanted make sure I didn't cause any ear damage.
      Had a great night....lots of love glynis
       
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    6. emerald2015
      Gloomy

      emerald2015 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2015
      Pretty loud I guess, as other people were annoyed too. Before my T appeared I never had issues with loud music. Now my ear drums seem irritated too and this music just made it worse ! First time I went out since my T appeared 9 months ago. Does this mean I will be permanently restricted from loud music ?
       
    7. Valentin

      Valentin Member

      Location:
      Thailand
      Tinnitus Since:
      17/08/2013
      without earplugs yes definately!
       
    8. emerald2015
      Gloomy

      emerald2015 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2015
      Does this mean my ears are permanently irritated ? It certainly seems so since my T appeared. And I can feel both ears pulsating when exposed to loud noise.
      I was initially prescribed some cortisone drops to apply locally by the ENT. Would they be worth trying now ?
       
    9. Quentino
      Tired

      Quentino Member

      Location:
      France
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Decrease of Hearing i presume.
      Music when clubbing is dangerously loud, and by dangerously i mean it can HURT you ears. That's what happened to you.

      I do not understand how did you think you would be safe clubbing without earplugs. ..
       
    10. emerald2015
      Gloomy

      emerald2015 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2015
      Well I had no idea as before T I never had this issue. Also since I was tested and have no hearing loss, I don't understand why noise makes T worse, since my T is not noise induced ?
       
    11. dan
      Chatty

      dan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2011
      It is now!
       
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    12. Lloyd Carter
      Wishful

      Lloyd Carter Member

      Location:
      United States
      Tinnitus Since:
      August 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced Trauma
      Just because you were tested DOES NOT mean that you have no hearing loss. You simply have no hearing loss that can be detected by the audiogram. I am the exact same way, but am almost certain that my T was noise induced (came directly after a concert). NEVER go to a loud event like a club or concert again without protection. Praying that this spike goes down for you, but please be protect yourself so that it does not get worse!
       
    13. emerald2015
      Gloomy

      emerald2015 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2015
      48 hrs later my T seems to be back to the initial state, thank God !!!!! Will never make that mistake again not to wear ear plugs. This thing really changes your life. I never thought before of the necessity to wear ear plugs and now it seems they are really a must have if you go clubbing !
       
    14. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

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

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Hi emerald2015,
      Your ears are obviously not happy round loud sound and glad to hear your ears have settled down again.
      Make sure you keep plugs handy and don't feel daft wearing then as its the others who need the protection too .
      You can get clear plastic noise reduction ones so easy to hide if have short hair.....lots of love glynis
       
    15. Lorenzo74
      Mellow

      Lorenzo74 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Italy
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Hi @emerald2015

      First of all I am really happy for you that everything went back to base...

      I must say though that your thread really made me think, as recently I tried going clubbing (with earplugs) for the real first time since I developed my T... and what happened to you is exactly my biggest T-related fear...

      I have been dreaming of going to a club or a loud place without earplugs and "test" if my T would stay the same, or if it would spike, and if it would spike if it would be a temporary or permanent one...

      I don't think my T came for an acoustic trauma, but rather stress and maybe other issues, and I have never had a real spike which lasted more than a few seconds since I have T, which makes me think it has nothing to do with loud places and therefore I could still go and enjoy loud places without having my T worsening...

      But the real point is that I am dead curious about how my T would react but I am too scared to see for myself....
      And in the meantime I realized I probably have a light hyperacusis, so clubs are out anyway :)

      But your story kind of tells me that: you had a not-noise-induced T and went clubbing without earplugs and did unfortunately get a worsening on your T which thankfully resolved itself after 48 hours... So in theory it would be just a temporary spike.. I don't know why but I take a little comfort on this...

      Sorry just felt like sharing.. :)

      Hugs to all...
       
    16. Richard zurowski

      Richard zurowski Member Benefactor

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      27/12/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection.
      Protect your ears at all times. I would not write this if I didn't have tinnitus. But that's what tinnitus does to you to make you realise how precious your ears are .
       
    17. Gosia
      Balanced

      Gosia Member

      Location:
      France
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      earplugs/ hearing loss
      I'd play lotto if I were you ;) You had a load of luck it went back to baseline. I suggest you do some reading on your condition..
       
    18. emerald2015
      Gloomy

      emerald2015 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2015
      Just like Lorenzo74, my T appeared all of a sudden and it came with mild tachycardia and action tremor, very strange symptoms. I was NOT exposed to any loud noises before the T appeared, not even weeks before. I did have a whiplash from a car accident 3 months before it appeared. So that would turn the cause into a neurological one. My audiogram was perfect with no hearing loss. I am not doubting what you say but I simply don't understand why at 29 years old I need to protect from loud noises ? I definitely will though as this really scared me ! Thanks a lot !
       
    19. Gosia
      Balanced

      Gosia Member

      Location:
      France
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      earplugs/ hearing loss
      Because you're a human being and thus your hair cells in your inner ear don't repair when blasted - age has nothing to do with that. Read any article about hearing loss and you will understand. Only because masses do sth doesn't mean they are right. And as Quentino explained to you, only because no hearing loss was detected wherever you checked it does not mean you don't have any. Given the lifestyle you describe it's more than sure you have some dead cells and with some people a few will be enough to develop T. Nobody will tell you, no doctor, why you got it. Maybe because of whiplash; maybe not. Can be those dead cells in the cochlea as well. From the moment one has T, one assumes that might be this and protects himself from noise exposure.
       
    20. Steve721

      Steve721 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2015
      Noise levels in clubs can exceed 100db. Under the CDC guidelines, the safe exposure limit for sounds that loud is 15 minutes. Regardless of whether or not you have tinnitus, if you exceed those exposure levels, you're risking permanent damage to your ears and hearing loss.
       

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