Tinnitus Worse After Speakers Played at Full Blast Right Near Me at Airport for 5 Minutes

Discussion in 'Support' started by pleasejuststop, Sep 6, 2021.

    1. pleasejuststop
      Suicidal

      pleasejuststop Member

      Location:
      Ny
      Tinnitus Since:
      2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise
      I’m losing my mind. I was with my mom giving up our checked luggage when we heard a bass sound and music from somewhere. It wasn’t close so I wasn’t concerned at first, but then it started to get closer and I saw it was coming from a Hasidic group of Israeli travelers carrying huge speakers, dancing. I’m assuming they were celebrating something. They were walking into the checked luggage area and I was expecting someone to do something but they didn’t. Some people were filming the group and laughing. I got up and walked away from the checked luggage area behind some partitions.

      I tried to tell the security workers I had a disability, and could they please get them to stop, but they said they couldn’t.

      I had to stay there for 20 minutes and then the noise seemed to go into a different part of the airport so I went back and we went into the security check area. Just as I’m waiting in line near the security x ray belt, the group with the huge speakers came right up to us, and I ran under the belt and ran up to a security guard near the x ray machine and said I had disability and I couldn’t be around loud noises and could they please make it stop. My mom was asking them to stop too. Again, they said they found it bothersome but couldn’t do anything. The travelers that were with the group but separated from them in the line were dancing and laughing. Everyone else was staring at me. It was so loud and I was crouching and covering my face. I was wearing earplugs and earmuffs but they were so close to us and there was no way out.

      Finally, a few members of the group that were in line instead of with the speaker group asked them to “stop the music!” And after they said this multiple times they stopped.

      I feel so horrible. What are the odds? It was a midnight flight and the airport was so quiet before that. Things like this have happened to me so many times but I really wouldn’t have expected it at an airport.

      My tinnitus is louder and I’m worried it’s permanent. I’ve been crying and yelling and shaking since I got to my destination, go to the hospital, and have had to take several klonopin. I’ve been staring off this balcony at the place I’m at, wishing I had courage to jump. I really feel like I’m in hell. This feels like a bad nightmare, this whole life.
       
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    2. DT_N_DA_CLUB

      DT_N_DA_CLUB Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2011
      You had earmuffs on, you were safe.
       
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    3. Gabriel5050
      Balanced

      Gabriel5050 Member Podcast Patron Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure (most likely)
      You had earplugs and earmuffs, so hopefully this means the spike will subside at least partially in a few weeks or months.

      Now I can't help but imagine if people were unwilling to listen to you and your mother, 2 women distressed, then as a male, I can expect to get laughed and stated at even more. Because society.

      If you want to go to an ENT is up to you. Either way, you should also relax. However, you can and hope for the best. I know it sucks right now, but you don't have to feel any sort of guilt. You took the best decisions you could at the time but sometimes the odds are just stacked against you. Sending an Internet hug to you.
       
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    4. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      pleasejuststop
      Suicidal

      pleasejuststop Member

      Location:
      Ny
      Tinnitus Since:
      2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise
      Yeah, it’s just so disturbing that people will just see someone in distress like that and just won’t do anything to help. If there weren’t a few people that tried to help, I would’ve lost my faith in humans completely.
       
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    5. Exit

      Exit Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      You’re safe but incredible story...

      Just when you think society can’t be more stupid... kill them!
       
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    6. Damocles
      Pooptoast

      Damocles Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear Infection
      You may as well have been speaking in Gaelic when making your appeals to that crowd and security.

      Unless it's a gun, a knife, or an explosion, humans see no threat. (Just try explaining the danger of unapproved, ineffective, experimental vaccines to people and see what reaction you get).

      So trust me when I say: I mean no offense here, but you would simply have looked like a lunatic to those people. I know because I've been that "lunatic" myself, several times.

      In any case, you were wearing a good amount of protection, so give yourself some credit for that, at least. Based on this fact alone, I'm sure your tinnitus will subside within the next couple of weeks.

      Just try to relax and take your mind off it for now.
       
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