Worried About Tinnitus

Discussion in 'Support' started by Jamescjl, Sep 14, 2015.

    1. Jamescjl

      Jamescjl Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Hi,around a month ago I was sat at home and started with a quiet ringing in my ears which started to become more noticeable over the weeks I've tried not to think or worry to much about it but has more noticeable and loader now then It originally was,I was sat down earlier today and it became really load an more high pitched
      So now I have the original sound and also a more high pitched sound.
      I am little worried how bad it could get and I also work in a noisy environment I wear earplugs but not sure
      What to do about work as I don't want to make the sound any worse by the noise .

      Thank you
    2. glynis

      glynis Manager Staff Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      It should settle down again so try not to worry as stress will feed tinnitus and anxiety.
      If your around really loud sound then ear defenders would be better as cover your ear and behind your ear .
      Sound can cause problems even with plugs in through your mastoid bone behind your ear and damage hairs in your cochlear.
      Anything over 80 db can cause problems .
      I think the British standards is 85 db .....lots of love glynis
    3. Forever hopeful

      Forever hopeful Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      August 2015
      I would see an ENT to try to identify a cause. How noisy is your work environment?
    4. I who love music

      I who love music Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      mid seventies

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