Yelling at Someone — Risk of Tinnitus Getting Worse?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Gerbit, Feb 13, 2020.

    1. Gerbit

      Gerbit Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      4/20/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear Infection
      Hello everyone! Life is getting better and better, slowly.

      I have a question for you all. A couple of days ago, I yelled somewhat loudly to get my brother's attention who was in the bathroom. Do you think I should have any concerns for hearing damage/tinnitus increase?

      I've yelled in the past before, and haven't noticed any increase, so it shouldn't be any problem, but I just want to make sure that yelling won't damage my hearing at all (I am always very conscious of loud noises and use hearing protection whenever necessary - for example in concert band - earmuffs and earplugs combination).
       
    2. LukeYoung
      Mooooody

      LukeYoung Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      A loud Concert - Noise Exposure

      It could, but who knows.. depends how loud you can yell? Haha.

      I'd say it's unlikely to happen though as you aren't yelling into your ear and the direction of waves is away from you
       
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    3. James1977
      No Mood

      James1977 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/19/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      IMAX Movie

      My hyperacusis flares up when yelling at my kids, does that count? Lol
       
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    4. LukeYoung
      Mooooody

      LukeYoung Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      A loud Concert - Noise Exposure
      hyperacusis yeah that makes sense. Sensitive to sounds.
       
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    5. Eric N

      Eric N Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Montreal QC Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2012, 03/2016, 05/2017, 05/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise + 3 major increases via (shouting / MRI/ flu+Tylenol)
      Yelling is very dangerous for tinnitus. I got a permanent severe increase three years ago from yelling at somebody.
       
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      Gerbit

      Gerbit Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      4/20/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear Infection
      So you think it’s more stress related to the loud sound and me over reacting instead of the actual sound itself causing damage? That would seem to make sense.
       
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    7. James1977
      No Mood

      James1977 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/19/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      IMAX Movie
      Absolutely. No doubt I've aggravated my T but never experienced anything permanent. I've yelled pretty dang loud at these kids too! I'll admit my hyperacusis is probably allowing my kids more wins these days. :)
       
    8. LukeYoung
      Mooooody

      LukeYoung Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      A loud Concert - Noise Exposure
      Yeah man, it's the anxiety behind it all which would spike T i think
       
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    9. fishbone
      Shitfaced

      fishbone Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      1988
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud noise and very bad sickness
      I think you should asses the situation maybe a few days to 1 week + later and see where things stand. Tinnitus may have a delayed reaction, so give it time and see what happens. Our ears are very resilient, just one yell should not totally damage it(most of the time), now if you yell each day and keep at it, it might possibly do it.

      Wait, give it some time and then see. Over-thinking and stressing will not help and it can possibly give you a spike.

      Take care!
       
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      Gerbit

      Gerbit Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      4/20/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear Infection
      I don’t yell on a consistent basis, like maybe once every two weeks lol. It wasn’t even that loud. Plus, for some reason I don’t get stressed when other people yell- only when I myself yelled. It’s weird.
       
    11. LukeYoung
      Mooooody

      LukeYoung Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      A loud Concert - Noise Exposure
      Opposite for me..
       
    12. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      It shouldn't damage your hearing. It also shouldn't lead to any major tinnitus spikes. Having said this, over the next year or two you might want to try to not yell.
       

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