Will You Get Vaccinated for Coronavirus (COVID-19)? Can It Make Tinnitus or Hyperacusis Worse?

Discussion in 'Support' started by TheDanishGirl, Nov 13, 2020.

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Will you get vaccinated for coronavirus?

  1. Yes, right away, as soon as possible, when the first vaccine becomes available

  2. Yes, planning to, but I will wait a while to see if there are any potential long-term side effects

  3. Maybe, I haven't decided yet one way or another

  4. No, I'm not going to get vaccinated

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    1. Jack Straw
      Balanced

      Jack Straw Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990s
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Infection, Acoustic Trauma
      I understand that you had a bad experience and understand why you wouldn't take more. I agree with you, that you made the right decision.

      I don't think that means that you can apply your personal experience with everyone else and tell everyone else not to get it. If that was the case, we should never take any drugs because someone somewhere at one time had an adverse side effect.
       
    2. Robster
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      Robster Member

      Location:
      South Gloucestershire, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      January 2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma - MRI
      I think you misunderstood me. I am merely talking about myself and others who have had an adverse reaction to their first shot. If I was anti-vax, I'd never have had the first shot.
       
    3. falafel

      falafel Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Trauma
      Did anyone here have the Novavax shot already?
       
    4. Juan

      Juan Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Several causes
      I am glad I did not get vaccinated. There are a lot of young people getting strange cancers, heart conditions etc around, people I know first hand. It's really sad they were fooled to get the vaccine.
       
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    5. falafel

      falafel Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Trauma
      So nobody got vaccinated with Novavax here?
       
    6. Matchbox
      Wishful

      Matchbox Member

      Location:
      BC Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced, Prednisone (drones), Barotrauma (distortions)
      It's my plan if I must get a 2nd dose.
       
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    7. Michael17
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      Michael17 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I would get the Novavax vaccine if I chose to get a second dose. I don't believe the Novavax vaccine is still pending approval in the US.
       
    8. AUTHOR
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      TheDanishGirl
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      TheDanishGirl Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2017 (H since 06/2017)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      long term noise exposure (headphones), maybe some stress.
      Just curious. Why is Novavax vaccine better then the others?

      I was vaccinated twice with Pfizer. I had a nasty reaction to my hyperacusis from the first shot. It took several months to clear up completely. I don't think I could take a booster shot from Pfizer.
       
    9. Michael17
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      Michael17 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Hi TheDanishGirl,

      I don't know if it is "better". I only know that it is not mRNA (as is the vaccine for Pfizer). Based on my understanding, Novavax is based on traditional vaccine development, which is that it injects a small amount of the virus into your body and stimulates an immune response by your body (i.e., as with a traditional flu vaccine).
       
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    10. Matchbox
      Wishful

      Matchbox Member

      Location:
      BC Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced, Prednisone (drones), Barotrauma (distortions)
      More antibody combinations likely with protein sub-units is my guess, and it showed more efficacy against Omicron.

      The chance of an inflammatory spike or the wrong auto antibody generated still exists.
       
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    11. Baker

      Baker Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown for 10 years, but later bad from loud fireworks.
      From articles I'm reading, it seems like whatever vaccine they come out with, that it will already be outdated as they are working from older strains and may not work as well for newer variations. But do read up to decide for yourself or see if things changes.

      Also, I don't fully understand all of this. But it seems like these currently available COVID-19 vaccines aren't really "vaccines" in the traditional sense of say getting a Flu vaccine. In that it works differently compared to say how the Flu vaccine works to combat the Flu. I never got the vaccine, though I got COVID-19. And it made my tinnitus worse. Though so did when a few months prior when I had a cold for a week.

      I don't know if I'll get the vaccine since I already got COVID-19. Though with the newer variants, I may lose natural protection to those from reports I'm reading. Hard to say as it's obvious the authority in charge of health has been making things up the entire pandemic, but I guess I'll wait. But if I did get it, I'd wait for a Novavax type unless there are reports of it too causing an increase in tinnitus.
       
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    12. SonOfUhtred
      Confused

      SonOfUhtred Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2000
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud lifestyle
      I have had COVID-19 twice and have not had a vaccine. I assumed that by having it, I would have built up a natural vaccine so to speak. Is this not the case from what you have read? I doubt it would sway me anyway, I do not trust those making these vaccines at all!
       
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    13. Baker

      Baker Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown for 10 years, but later bad from loud fireworks.
      There are some reports that natural immunity may reduce quicker than initially thought, or that maybe past infection doesn't give as much immunity protection for later variants. Time will tell. But I've read for a couple of years now that some people are predicting this COVID-19 thing to become like a regular flu that we'll have to just deal with going forward. It's possible it could change to become less virulent or more virulent. Though, time will tell.
       
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    14. Juan

      Juan Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Several causes
      I quote myselft to update: I did NOT get vaccinated, and I have had coronavirus recently. Well, I did not even have fever! It was just throat pain for 7 days and a dull headache... I pretty much slept for 2 days and the rest of the week was just only throat pain...

      Well, severe hyperacusis and tinnitus are way worse than COVID-19, and flu can be worse than COVID-19.

      I passed COVID-19 like it was nothing... all that fuss about COVID-19 is just insane. This is even lighter than a normal flu!
       
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    15. MidnightOilAudio
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      MidnightOilAudio Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2015
      This take is so ignorant, it borderlines on lunacy.
       
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    16. Juan

      Juan Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Several causes
      It is my personal experience. I am just telling what happened to me.

      I am finding a lot of people on forums promoting the benefits of unsafe vaccines for which pharma companies cannot be held responsible, as they have been granted immunity by governments to roll out and distribute the vaccines...

      I understand there are a lot of people working for pharma companies or holding stock of those companies and they are anxious for everyone to get vaccinated every 6 months. They are seeking just an economic benefit out of it... but this is just unnecessary and absurd.
       
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    17. MidnightOilAudio
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      MidnightOilAudio Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2015
      I didn't take the vaccine, out of the fact that I have seen enough evidence of it causing/worsening tinnitus or hyperacusis, and the cost/benefit analysis just didn't make sense to me.

      I'm not even going to get into the political aspect of the virus response, as that is completely tangential to your comment.

      To extrapolate your experience with COVID-19 to the virus as a whole being "even lighter than a normal flu" is absurd. The "normal flu" doesn't kill 1.02 million Americans (as of today).
       
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    18. Baker

      Baker Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown for 10 years, but later bad from loud fireworks.
      Yeah, everyone reacts differently. Also, the newer strains seem to not be as bad or severe as the original strain. From reading media reports.
       
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    19. Ace
      Musical

      Ace Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      July 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud jam session on top of years of music performance/mixing
      Nah bruh just because it was a mild case for you does not change the fact that it killed so many people. "All that fuss about COVID-19 is just insane", you say. Look I can't control whether or not people get vaccinated but let's show some respect to the gravity of the situation.
       
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    20. Juan

      Juan Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Several causes
      My grandma passed COVID-19. 91 years old. The vaccine was not available then. Vaccination started later on, so she was not vaccinated. She had no problem whatsoever to overcome COVID-19. She's totally fine.

      Workmates (near retirement.. 60+) also passed COVID-19 unvaccinated, and they are now fine. Only one woman, in her fifties, with overweight, smoker, ended up in the ICU, and she was fine after 10 days too... she did not die or had any lasting secondary effect from COVID-19.

      So this may be anecdotal, but I am explaining here that many unvaccinated people pass COVID-19 like it is nothing... and there were some very young people (30s) who had those horrible vaccines and died as a consequence. If they had not been vaccinated, they would be alive, with many years ahead to live. I feel for them.
      The death rate of one disease or event depends on how it is calculated.

      In Spain our government changed the criteria to calculate "deaths caused by traffic accidents" and now only those who die immediately in a traffic accident count. This means that someone involved in a traffic accident who dies as a result of it 2 days later is taken out of the statistics.

      So it all depends on how the statistics and the numbers are calculated, and the criteria used.
       
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    21. MidnightOilAudio
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      MidnightOilAudio Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2015
      Ok, so let's say the calculation is wildly flawed, and half the reported deaths are inaccurate.

      Does the seasonal flu kill 500,000 Americans in a year?
       
    22. Juan

      Juan Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Several causes
      I am sorry but I will not discuss "statistics", which are always flawed...
       
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    23. MidnightOilAudio
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      MidnightOilAudio Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2015
      Interesting. Do you take this approach regarding statistics into other areas of your life as well? When purchasing a home or an automobile, do you ignore the statistics that tell you that "% of similar homes/autos in the area sold for X% more/less than the item you are interested in".

      When deciding to buckle up before driving, are you not aware of the statistics behind fatality % in auto accidents where someone was not wearing seatbelt?

      How about a less serious example? When choosing where to go for dinner, do you not look at % of 5 star ratings an establishment has?

      Or is this approach to statistics compartmentalized to things you don't approve of?
       
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    24. Juan

      Juan Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Several causes
      Yes, I ignore statistics, because I want to buy a car or a home at a good price, not at the median price or the average price. I would be looking for "atypical data" :D
      We are not so complicated in Spain. We just use common sense and sit at the restaurant that is busier haha.
       
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    25. MidnightOilAudio
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      MidnightOilAudio Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2015
      To be aware of the "atypical data" is to account for the "typical data".
      Must be all the napping.
       
    26. UKBloke
      Caffeine

      UKBloke Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      1991
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud Music / family history
      hj.jpg
       
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    27. Static Sophie 73

      Static Sophie 73 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2002
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Medication
      The various Omicron variants circulating currently do not infect lung tissue like the original Wuhan strains / Delta did. It is upper respiratory - we aren’t dealing with the same situation now. The vaccines aren’t terribly effective anymore as they haven’t kept up. It appears the vaxed are the ones still scared of COVID-19...
       
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    28. RAA

      RAA Member

      Location:
      Denmark/UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Thankfully not many pay attention to his sexist anti climate change and anti vax tin foil hat position. What a total loon.
       
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    29. ZFire
      Movie buff

      ZFire Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012 (mild) & 04/2021 (severe)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ototoxicity (2012) Unknown-likely noise induce (2021)
      If you feel like you need to get vaccinated, then by all means, but vaccine mandates need to get lost though. If you’re still insisting on such a policy at this point in time, I’m side-eyeing you.
       
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    30. UKBloke
      Caffeine

      UKBloke Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      1991
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud Music / family history
      Hey @Juan, what's the story with this Jose Maria Fernandez Sousa-Faro character? Any legs to it?
       
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