Trip to Six Flags from the Perspective of a Tinnitus Sufferer?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Andy9214, Sep 23, 2019.

    1. Andy9214

      Andy9214 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      7/16/19
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Hearing test
      My friends are talking about taking a trip to Six Flags for fright fest. I’m nervous about going due to the loud noise (will wear ear plugs if it’s super loud) but my main concern is protecting my ears on the roller coasters. I used to literally go on every single ride with no worries.

      Should I skip out? Not sure about wearing earplugs on a roller coaster. Just nervous if the wind would hit my ears the wrong way.
       
    2. Digital Doc

      Digital Doc Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise induced
      https://www.standard.net/lifestyle/...cle_4da37607-19e4-5d19-a425-a3ebd90a3e38.html

      Roller coasters tend to be quite loud from the mechanical sounds, the wind noise, and the people screaming, and would fit what most folks think of as super loud. If your tinnitus is only a few months old, and you are noise induced, I would not recommend it for you- even with earplugs. You really need to protect your ears well for the first 6 mos for sure, and earplugs may simply not be enough protection for this environment.
       
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    3. New Guy
      Doh

      New Guy Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      3/18
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced Hearing Loss
      I hate to be a downer but I have to imagine a lot of loud noise at an event like that. I would imagine people could have things like air horns or sneak up behind you and yell too. I don't think it's the best option for someone with tinnitus. I don't know how bad, or good, your tinnitus is.
       
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    4. Zeneth
      Spaced

      Zeneth Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Maybe noise?
      30 dB earplugs combined with Peltor earmuffs and you'd probably be fine going on the rides, you'll look like a weirdo but who cares.
       
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    5. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Earplugs often provide a false sense of security. There are many testimonies on this site like the one below:
       
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    6. 85dB T
      Malnourished

      85dB T Member

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      *
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      I do yard work with Decibullz earplugs and Peltor earmuffs. With proper protection how is it possible to damage your hearing?

      Possibly improper insertion, bone conduction and low frequency damage?

      @Bill Bauer
       
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    7. JohnAdams
      Greedy

      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Vatican
      Tinnitus Since:
      May 1st 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Aspirin Toxicity/Possibly Noise
      3bbzyp.jpg
       
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    8. 85dB T
      Malnourished

      85dB T Member

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      *
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      *
      It is necessary to create a sound isolating seal and not be a butthead unaware of what this means.
       
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    9. JohnAdams
      Greedy

      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Vatican
      Tinnitus Since:
      May 1st 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Aspirin Toxicity/Possibly Noise
      Beavis bro.
       
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    10. 85dB T
      Malnourished

      85dB T Member

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      Yes, however "Butthead" seemed to better fit the context.:)
       
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      Andy9214

      Andy9214 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      7/16/19
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Hearing test
      Okay so I decided to hold off since everything is still fresh, thanks all!

      Lol yes we must make sure proper insertion is achieved.
       
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    12. Digital Doc

      Digital Doc Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise induced
      Good move, and be sure to protect from loud sounds to prevent further damage and promote healing. NIHL is irreversible, and you really only get one chance at this point to get this right.
       
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    13. fishbone
      Shitfaced

      fishbone Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      1988
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud noise and very bad sickness
      I'd avoid it. Not worth the risk or possibly getting a bad spike :)
       
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    14. Tex

      Tex Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Exposure
      I would not go to Six Flags, or for that matter a haunted house with your kids. Good hearing protection is basically making you deaf to your surroundings. That is dangerous. You need to be aware of whats going on around you.

      There are some things in life that you just don't do anymore with Tinnitus.
       

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