Why Is Everything So Loud?!

Discussion in 'Support' started by Natalie Roberts, Dec 22, 2015.

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    1. Natalie Roberts
      Depressed

      Natalie Roberts Member Benefactor

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Pregnancy or mild hearing loss.. Who knows.
      I work in an office with lots of phones ringing, people talking, etc. We recently moved into a smaller area as they are upgrading our computer system. On days where my tinnitus is loud its almost unbareable being at work. Like today, they're having a potluck and everyone is yelling/laughing and the phones are all ringing off the hook and I'm sitting here listening to this high pitched dog whistle static in my head on top of all these women laughing/talking and I just want to smash my head into the computer screen. The volume of their voices / phones makes my T react and get louder... I have 2 more hours until I can go home and I'm about to loose my mind.

      Just a vent! :thankyousign:
       
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    2. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Hi Natalie,
      Think I would have to stick my fingers in my ears or better still,
      Put earplugs in and hide them under a Santa hat.....lots of love glnis xxx
       
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    3. Natalie Roberts
      Depressed

      Natalie Roberts Member Benefactor

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Pregnancy or mild hearing loss.. Who knows.
      Problem is I have to wear a headset (sits outside my ear) on one ear and be able to answer the phone occasionally and with ear plugs in I can't.. I tried putting an ear plug in one ear only and it distorted everything even worse. :( I'm just having a rough day so far and feeling really angry and frustrated.
       
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    4. Ed209

      Ed209 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2015
      Buy yourself some pro musician ear plugs. You can wear them and still use a headset as they do not protrude from your ear.
       
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    5. Natalie Roberts
      Depressed

      Natalie Roberts Member Benefactor

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Pregnancy or mild hearing loss.. Who knows.
      Is there a brand you recommend?
       
    6. Ed209

      Ed209 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2015
    7. Natalie Roberts
      Depressed

      Natalie Roberts Member Benefactor

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Pregnancy or mild hearing loss.. Who knows.
      Thank you. I have the etymotic ones but they protrude from my ears so it's hard to use under a headset..
       
    8. Ed209

      Ed209 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2015
      I bought a 26db filter, a 17 and a 10.

      I plan on using the 10s at the cinema or any milder situations, the 17s at normal parties, the 26s at any music event/band practise.

      Bear in mind it cost me around £250, but worth every penny.
       
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    9. Natalie Roberts
      Depressed

      Natalie Roberts Member Benefactor

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Pregnancy or mild hearing loss.. Who knows.
      I will look into them . A 10 would probably be good for work situations when things need just to be toned down a bit. Today was awful :( I need to be better prepared .
       

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