Went Out Drinking at a Loud Bar (With Earplugs)

Discussion in 'Support' started by Rudy, Jan 20, 2015.

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    1. Rudy

      Rudy Member

      Location:
      Orange County
      Tinnitus Since:
      8/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Post ear lavage tinnitus.
      not sure if it was a good idea i cant tell if i made my T/sound sens worse! very nervous! :(
       
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    2. Rube
      Fine

      Rube Member Benefactor

      Location:
      U.S.A
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2014
      I wouldn't go near a bar, club, concert, movie etc. even with ear plugs.......
       
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    3. LadyDi
      Busy

      LadyDi Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Barotrauma/airplane
      My guess is you are over thinking this. Given you had ear plugs (although not sure exactly what kind, they aren't all equal) and the fact that you can't tell if your T is louder, pretty sure you're fine.

      But: Number one, get high quality ear plugs. And number two, approach the bar scene with caution. You don't want tinnitus to rule your life. But you shouldn't be standing next to the speakers at some head-bangin crazy loud club. Actually, NOBODY should be doing this. It's tinnitus waiting to happen.
       
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    4. Rube
      Fine

      Rube Member Benefactor

      Location:
      U.S.A
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2014
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    5. Amelia
      Daring

      Amelia Member

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2013
      If you can't tell - then stop listening and trying to work it out! Pretty sure you would know if it made it worse so relax :) it's probably just your anxiety playing tricks on you!
       
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    6. Nic B

      Nic B Member

      Location:
      Gatineau, Qc
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Heavy Metal \m/
      If you can't even tell if it made it worse, my suggestion would be to stop worrying about it. If there has been any changes, clearly it is barely noticeable, so there is no need to worry.
       
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    7. BobDigi
      Kick ass

      BobDigi Member

      Location:
      UK, Fareham
      Tinnitus Since:
      5.6.14
      Exactly. Even if it is worse, who cares. You can't tell the difference anyway.
       
    8. Rudy

      Rudy Member

      Location:
      Orange County
      Tinnitus Since:
      8/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Post ear lavage tinnitus.
      A week later and I can tell my ears are pissed off at me :(
       
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    9. SoulStation
      No Mood

      SoulStation Member Ambassador Team Tech

      Location:
      New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise / Possible Medication
      You'd be surprised how mental of an issue this can be. Don't be a slave to your T more than you have to be. Just be sensible. Take MANY breaks, make sure your plus are inserted deep and stay away from loud speakers and just don't go to a really wild spot. If it feels to loud, it is and you need to take breaks often. And. If you need to not go out anymore it's ok, just try not to let it rule your life. I Understand.
       
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    10. Rudy

      Rudy Member

      Location:
      Orange County
      Tinnitus Since:
      8/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Post ear lavage tinnitus.
      the sound sensitivity is driving me crazy, the T was affected though.
       
    11. Rudy

      Rudy Member

      Location:
      Orange County
      Tinnitus Since:
      8/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Post ear lavage tinnitus.
      wasnt*
       
    12. I who love music
      Cheerful

      I who love music Member

      Location:
      Michigan
      Tinnitus Since:
      mid seventies
      Guitars, singing, and most drum and keyboard sounds go through the air and can be stopped with earplugs. Bass guitar and the bass drum, especially as hellish loud as they are today, go right through the skull. It's called bone conduction. We hear via bone conduction and air conduction. I stay a thousand miles away from loud music. It's what did me in.
       

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