Very Sensitive Hearing: Hearing Protection for Musicals and Weddings?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Jhoyle21, May 1, 2019.


Should I use ear plugs?

  1. Yes

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    1. Jhoyle21

      Jhoyle21 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Hi all!

      I'm new to this site. A month ago today I woke up and had intense ringing in my right ear. Apparently a virus caused this but no one is for certain.

      I have tried prednisone and anti-viral medications and nothing has worked for me :\. I have constant ringing in my right ear and VERY sensitive hearing from what I have left. I can still hear out of my right ear, it's just the constant ringing and high frequency loss.

      That being said, I have numerous weddings coming up and I have tickets to the theatre this weekend. What are everyone's thoughts on what I should do for these events. Do I use ear plugs or do I just suffer through it?

      I'm trying NOT to use ear plugs as I want to try to desensitize myself from the every day sounds - toilets flushing, glasses clinking, musical theatre, church.

      Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
    2. GSC

      GSC Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma.
      Use ear plugs if you feel you MUST go to these things - on BOTH ears. You can always desensitize your ears and noise sensitivity with safe sounds and gradually build up within your ear's comfort, not going all in and potentially stepping on a landmine.

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