Trip to Las Vegas — Too Loud? Too Dangerous?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Brooklyn NY, Jan 26, 2019.

    1. Brooklyn NY

      Brooklyn NY Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      November 5, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      probably pepto bismo and aspercreme
      Hi, I was just invited to go to Las Vegas with some friends. However, I’ve been there before and know that it is generally a loud city. Are there opinions out there regarding the dangers involved for a tinnitus sufferer? Thanks...
       
    2. Purple Parrot
      Bookworm

      Purple Parrot Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2015 - 3/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Multiple: anxiety, childhood ear infections, loud music
      Advice for noisy events and situations:

      -Go! Have fun! Relax. If you take precautionary measures you'll be fine:

      - For loud music/bands, take really good earplugs (30dB reduction at least) and make sure you insert them correctly per the instructions. Sometimes earplugs can momentarily cause a perceived spike in tinnitus so don't freak out if that happens or if you hear it when you take the ear plugs. It's not causing any damage :)
      - For noisy restaurants and casinos, 20dB reduction earplugs will do the trick and will mean you can still hear people around you.
      - Take N-acetylcysteine and magnesium supplement before you go out to a noisy event and after you go to a noisy event. It has a protective effect against noise induced hearing loss.
      -If you're in a noisy situation, give you ears a break every 30-45 minutes. Even if you're wearing earplugs. Pop away for 5 or so minutes to a quieter place.

      I love live music and dancing and I go out often to such events(at least once a week). I take the above steps if I'm going to something noisy. I have clear coloured earplugs so they are far less noticeable. I've had my hearing tested recently and it hasn't deteriorated at all in the last 5 years. My tinnitus has not gotten worse either. I am completely fine!!
       
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      Brooklyn NY

      Brooklyn NY Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      November 5, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      probably pepto bismo and aspercreme
      Hi, thanks for responding. I will keep this in mind before making my decision...
       

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