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u/vannucker · 1 pointr/tinnitus

K I actually thought your ears had been ringing a few days or a week. 2 hours is not too bad. But I do think you were born with weak ears... no offense. A lot of us on this subreddit were. lol.

But I do think if you go to that concert no earplugs it will almost certainly come back.

Go to a music store and talk to the guy about getting a nice set of musician ear plugs. They will cost anywhere from 15-40 dollars. Don't be cheap, your ears are worth 40 dollars. Tell him you want one that leaves the music clear but also lowers it a good amount. You can even do a bit of research online to figure out which one you want. I have these Vater drummer ones but I was thinking of trying these out or these ones

Musicians ear plugs and foam ear plugs are a world apart. Musicians ear plugs should leave the music pretty crystal clear, it is just like you turned the volume down on your stereo. Foam muffles everything.

Also make sure you take that break for 5 minutes to walk around the concourse a bit. Maybe you can find a song mid-set that you are just so-so on and take at least 5 minutes off.

If anyone asks about your plugs, tell them you survived an explosion and have to protect your ears now ;)

But yeah just doubling on going to see the doctor. He might notice something in your ear that you can't see. And tell him about your plan to get a nice pair of musicians ear plugs and go.

Also don't stand close you a speaker. They can actually rattle your head/jaw bones and irritate your ear. It is called bone conduction. Or it could be so loud beside it, that the earplugs can't reduce the sound enough to protect you.

u/Siddicus · 1 pointr/tinnitus

>Soooo what's the deal? Am I gonna have tinnitus the rest of my life?

"it's about a year later. I'm going back to camp in 19 days. I still have the ringing."

I am no expert but my guess is yes you will have it till they find some sort of cure for it.

>Am I going to experience hearing loss?

Entirely possible, though you should be wearing ear plugs whenever in loud situations. With my personal experience I can still hear just as well but I have to be focusing on it to have that range of hearing. If it is just background noise or something I am not focusing on then I don't hear it quite so well.

>How can I make this tinnitus go away without giving up music entirely?

Short answer is that you can't just make it go away, with such a long period of time and no improvement I have doubts it will get better. There are vitamins you can take that might help mitigate the noise at least a little.

I am no doctor, but these have helped me, so they might help you, but it isn't a cure.

B-12 1000mcg

Magnesium 500mg

*Zinc 50mg

I take them every day and it helps keep it a little quieter. In my experience it will take at least a couple weeks for any change to be noticeable.

these have been quite helpful to me when I was working in a warehouse that got rather loud during the day. But like /u/RSDM12 said, your general choices are wear ear plugs or quit.

u/StinkinFinger · 5 pointsr/tinnitus

I got high fidelity earplugs on Amazon that come with a little case. I take them everywhere. Literally the only time I’m aware of them is when I switch pants and when I need them. Best spent $24 ever.

They aren’t perfect, but when you find yourself in a loud place they take the edge off. I still tend to leave loud places, but you can’t really do that immediately without it being awkward and these things make that possible. I use clay earplugs and earmuffs when I really need to protect my hearing. That said, they are good because it seems to get rid of the super low base and high treble, but you can talk to the people you’re with. It’s a bit muffled, but not bad.

u/FearLeadsToAnger · 2 pointsr/tinnitus

Any plugs like these are fine, they're all essentially the same, they have a tube through the middle that is unblocked so that you still get a little bit of clarity even though the noise is still dampened quite a lot.

If you were looking for specific really good ones you'd need to look north of $25, but the kind above work perfectly well and better than foam plugs.

u/CandidAuD · 1 pointr/tinnitus

Of course. In terms of tinnitus treatment, without a comprehensive hearing test and counseling, I would not recommend any of the following methods. In most cases, tinnitus is frequently associated with hearing loss. When you treat your hearing loss, the residual benefit is that the tinnitus is mitigated. So, without knowing whether you have a hearing loss or not, I cannot say with a high level of confidence that the following methods will have optimal results.


Explore tinnitus relief apps for android and apple products. For example, Starkey Relax app (a lot of fine-tuning capabilities), Resound Relief app (a lot of soundscapes to choose from), etc.

Explore The Original White Noise Machine. Here is the link: .

Explore - This is the most patient-centered approach, starting with a hearing test completed by your audiologist. There are a variety of products that are tailored to your level of tinnitus perception.


You can also visit and watch Dr. Cliff Olson's videos on tinnitus and treatment options. Here is the link:


You are not alone with tinnitus. No matter how old you are, start with a comprehensive hearing test by your audiologist and go from there.


Audiologist in Arizona. :]

u/alaskafound · 3 pointsr/tinnitus

Distraction is key - if you guys don't have a sound machine, get one immediately. Best 50 dollars I've ever spent - worth every penny.

(If interested, here is link to the one I have and love and it's on sale!)

Listen to lots of "nice" music, quietly. You can take the initiative here. When I say "nice" I mean quiet-ish, acoustic.

And most importantly --- talk about it. Ask him about it. He's going to have to learn to live with this (or it will go away!)

Good luck!

u/Mikanj · 2 pointsr/tinnitus

I'm 22 man and I believe I have it also now, I think it started a little over a year ago. Consistent ring in the back of your head like after going to a concert but now it doesn't go away. So far It's been bothering me for about a month now or 2. What really kills me is that I'm a Musician DJ/EDM producer and this can be a very challenging road for me now. I probably should go to a doctor soon to get it checked to see where i am at. But hey man your not alone.

If you really like to go to concerts these air plugs are really awesome, they reduce the sound to a spot where they don't hurt your ears but you can still hear the lows, mids and highs pretty clearly! try em out

u/ezranilla · 1 pointr/tinnitus

I like this one because you twist the top and the sides to adjust the frequency. It also has a louder vs quieter option. It fills the room really nicely, whereas an app is very concentrated noise. I'm with you on the nature sounds. This one is just straight noise, no options for nature or rain or anything. Idk about dryer noises, but I wonder if there is a way you can record that and play it as an ambient noise. Sometimes I just turn on my window unit air conditioning for the noise. I wonder if there is something that naturally makes a noise that would help you.

I know the one I linked is a lil expensive, but imho worth it. You could always try it out and return it if you don't like it. Best of luck!

u/berryperson · 2 pointsr/tinnitus

These are the ones I have. I like the foam eat tips the best, and they are pretty discrete. If you want them to be more discrete you can take off the plastic pull tab. And it has an additional cord to attach if you want to keep them together.

u/tacocaliente41 · 5 pointsr/tinnitus

I unfortunately have no advice for the drinking. But if you're gonna go to loud environments like concerts and such you can buy high-fidelity earplugs that allow you to hear everything clearly but protect your ears. I have them for concerts and they are amazing.

u/KingAugie · 5 pointsr/tinnitus

Completely agree! Hands down the best I’ve ever used. I’ve tried a lot. I’ve used these things at 3 Coachella’s, 5 EDC’s, and many other festivals and concerts.

EarPeace HD Ear Plugs - High Fidelity Hearing Protection for Concerts & Music Professionals (Clear Ear Plugs, Black Case)

u/atavus68 · 2 pointsr/tinnitus

Ear Peace earplugs. They're small, clear, and significantly reduce the decibels of sound without muffling it, and have replaceable filters to adjust the sound dampening. Plus they come with a carrying case you can clip onto a keychain.

I've been using them for a couple years now and am very satisfied.

u/invalid404 · 1 pointr/tinnitus

I have a pair just like those from a different vendor and they're great but for a less visible alternative try Earasers out. I think they may be a bit less protection but they're good for going to a loud restaurant/movie/social situation where you want your hearing protection less visible:

Also just saw these and picked them up as they offer a lot more protection than the other two while preserving fidelity and I've been looking for a 30dB non-custom music ear plug:

u/ARedditingRedditor · 3 pointsr/tinnitus

I feel your pain it is ruff. You may want to look at what has changed in your life to cause the sound to get louder.

Eating less sodium and working out help a lot. For me making sure I get at least 30 mins a day exercise has always made a noticeable difference.

If your work environment is rather loud I highly recommend these ear plugs. They take sound in so you can still hear everything but it reduces how harsh heavy bass or high pitched sounds are.

With sleep I keep my right ear (the problem one) facing my fan. I focus on the fan sound instead of the ringing.

I hope things get better for you.

u/hodorhodor12 · 1 pointr/tinnitus

I’m finding this book to be useful:

And this cognitive behavior therapy book on anxiety:

These things require work and it might be wise to work with a therapist. I’m working with one and it’s useful to be able to talk about things.

u/illegalmonkey · 1 pointr/tinnitus

You can try a sound machine, like a LectroFan. It helped me quite a bit and I haven't needed it for awhile now and have just been using my fan on the lowest setting. Hopefully that's good news for me, but I try not to get my hopes up too high.... :P

u/TheAethereal · 1 pointr/tinnitus

That's true, but honestly, wearing something like this ought to be enough and really shouldn't decrease your enjoyment of an event.

u/tacochublets · 8 pointsr/tinnitus

It’ll help to use some ear protection whenever you play, especially in closed environments like a practice room or a gym.

u/froboz · 2 pointsr/tinnitus


Thanks - I've heard about TRT but never read up about it in depth. This looks really useful.

u/Dogonapillow · 3 pointsr/tinnitus

i use the 3M earplugs occasionally at home either when something loud is going on outside or to bed, pretty sure my tinnitus has lessened since using them

i also use these earmuffs

u/Redalb · 1 pointr/tinnitus

I use these and they work quite well. You can still hear all of the music but its just not as loud. You can understand people easier too when trying to talk during music.

Amazon Link

u/TheBaconDaddy · 2 pointsr/tinnitus

I have these and they work great.

u/fuckboyadvance · 2 pointsr/tinnitus

I have a set of custom ones with -15 and -25 db filters that I use depending on the situation. If you can afford them (~$150-200) I really recommend getting a set made.

For non-custom earplugs I am a big fan of these:

u/FlyNap · 1 pointr/tinnitus

This. Etymotic makes good, unobtrusive plugs that attenuate sound with even frequency response. Highly recommended.

u/TheodoreRoethke · 2 pointsr/tinnitus

Etymotic makes some really good earplugs, I've been using them for years. They attenuate the sound, not block it out. They're great for concerts, but I also wear them to clubs and riding my motorcycle. I always keep them with me just in case.

u/sexysaxmasta · 2 pointsr/tinnitus

Eargasm High Fidelity Earplugs for Concerts Musicians Motorcycles Noise Sensitivity Conditions and More (Ear Plugs Come in Premium Gift Box Packaging) - Blue

u/Drydareelin · 1 pointr/tinnitus

I've had good experiences with these:

But only I'm short bursts

u/UnitedMario · 1 pointr/tinnitus

For me, they wouldn't feel secure and would fall out on occasion. I have tried the largest size of a bunch of popular brands (etymotic, eargasm, etc.) My customs are so secure than I can twist them out a quarter turn if I want to hear something quiet, and they won't fall out.

For just blocking the most noise possible, I'd get some foam plugs like these. edit:go with the hearos someone else posted

u/jmonir · 1 pointr/tinnitus

Does Amazon ship there? These are the ones I use: link

u/freedom_costs_tax · 1 pointr/tinnitus

I have custom ear plugs, as well as these:

The name is very dumb, but they come with a key chain holder, so I always have them for those surprise live music at a restaurant or bar that I did not know about or other spontaneously loud events.

u/MobiusOneFox2 · 5 pointsr/tinnitus

I use this machine to go to bed. I stopped using the fan because my nose always stuffed up and my eyes ended up really dry in the morning.

u/angrydroid · 2 pointsr/tinnitus

Look into a white noise generator of some kind. They work wonders on masking out the sound especially at night when trying to sleep which is when I find it is the worst. Something like this which uses actual moving air to make the noise is often better than something electronic in my opinion.

u/the_dude_upvotes · 1 pointr/tinnitus

FYI your link is messed up - fixed

Can you describe how these are different from the standard Ety ER20 plus that are half the price?

u/rivalur · 1 pointr/tinnitus

how about these? 29 db. How much noise reduction are we talking about? Would these do in front of speakers? I read somewhere that 6 db = 50% reduction in sound. These are 29 db.

u/itsgravy_baby · 1 pointr/tinnitus

I have these:

And these:

I use the EarDials more because you don’t need a tool to put them in and the case is smaller.

I’ve had T almost 3 years.

u/SouthernPanhandle · 6 pointsr/tinnitus

Mine gets worse from alcohol too. Just as well because I'll usually end up at a loud bar so it's doubly worse. I avoid the first to avoid the second.

See an ENT or Audiologist just to nail down what type of T it is for sure.

Plus there's stuff like music therapy that can make it bearable when you have flare ups.

And you're super young so you have a looong time for it to get worse. Get some good ear plugs like these guys and put them on your keychain.

Wear them anytime you feel uncomfortable or download a Decibel meter app on your phone and go off that.

u/PeterPrometheus · 1 pointr/tinnitus

Also These are very handy for sleeping at night if it bothers you when you put your ear down on a pillow.

u/ivanasleep · 1 pointr/tinnitus

I feel your pain. Been suffering for nearly two months now after an ear infection and have gotten no helpful feedback from ENT. I do like this sound machine.
Adaptive Sound Technologies LectroFan High Fidelity White Noise Sound Machine with 20 Unique Non-Looping Fan and White Noise Sounds and Sleep Timer

u/wasneusbeer · 2 pointsr/tinnitus

I had more or less the same experience.

Read up on Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT):

It worked absolute wonders for me. I do not suffer at all anymore, almost 5 years after the concert (stopped suffering about a year after the concert).

u/surrakdragonclaw · 2 pointsr/tinnitus

> And then people tell me that my suffering is because of my inability to put into work these mysterious "tips"

I don't think anyone is saying that? We're not blaming you for your problems. There's no one thing that works for everyone, and if something that helps me or someone else doesn't help you, it doesn't mean you're doing it wrong, it just means we're different.

CBT is super well documented, this isn't some Illuminati cabal protocol. It's literally just consciously reframing things and challenging your own thinking, over and over and over, for days/weeks/months.Literally the first google result for "CBT self help": - this one looks pretty simplistic and shitty to me but I bet you know how to use google.

Somewhere I've got a PDF of a CBT manual that's specifically oriented towards tinnitus self-treatment, it's some out of print book that now sells for exorbitant amounts used on Amazon (, which is stupid. If you want a copy, PM me. Whether or not it will help you I have no idea, but this isn't something you need to throw a lot of money at unhelpful doctors to explore.

On the other hand if you just want to continue to be hostile and lash out at one of the few groups of people that can actually empathize with you, that's cool too.

u/guyflannigan · 2 pointsr/tinnitus

I've had tinnitus as long as I can recall. Before I met my wife, I'd always sleep with music on to drown out the T. Well, she doesn't like sleeping with music because it gets her mind going. And she snores terribly loudly which usually prevents me from sleeping.

I picked up a pair of Custom molded earplugs and a set of SleepPhones. Earplugs alone drown out the wife, but makes the T super noticeable. Add the headphones, put on some relaxing classical or simple white noise, turn them up just enough to drown out the tinnitus and I'll pass out no problems.

u/hilter_loves_you_all · 1 pointr/tinnitus

I don't recommend that. Those block too much sound and it for me makes the tinntius worse. Since you're hearing so little the tinntius seems louder.

These block out the dangerous frequencies while still letting you hear normal sound around you.

u/burritocmdr · 2 pointsr/tinnitus

I have two forms of tinnitus from Meniere’s Disease (MD), a moderate high pitched constant T and a lower pitched roaring T that is reactive to sound. I’ve had this going on two years now. My hearing test results have come back perfect each time. I have no trouble with my hearing, but sometimes the T is distracting during conversation.

At onset, I had anxiety too. I worried that my MD condition would worsen and T would become unbearable. And over the past couple years it did worsen in stages, each time I’d have to adjust to it. Each time it worsened, my brain just sort of adjusted to it after some time passed. I think it helps to mask it with some ambient sound at night while I’m going to sleep. My MD condition has stabilized the past several months now and so has the T, so I’m grateful for that.

My point is, I think you just need to give it some time to adjust to it. It may go away on its own, or not. Just protect your ears from now on. Keep some good ear plugs on your keychain so you’ll always have them, like these, for example.

u/lostpatrol · 1 pointr/tinnitus

It seems you have severe noise sensitivity in the low frequencies and not so bad in high frequencies. Car sounds are mostly low frequency from the road and engine, and the bass from music at the gym is low frequency as well.

Three are three problems you need to deal with here; 1.) Blocking the loud sounds that you are sensitive to, 2.) dealing with the apprehension of loud sounds and 3.) the effect of the loud sounds on your T.

1.) I suggest you get a pair of earplugs that block out low frequency sounds. Vibes Acoustic Filter Ear Plugs Amazon might help. Quieton active noise cancelling earplugs are expensive, but they actively filter out low frequencies, almost like a pair of battery powered hunting earmuffs. Bellman ER20 is the only one I've tried, they work decently.

2.) The apprehension of loud sounds. It's important to not let T run your life or limit what you want to do. Get a cord for your earplugs and wear them around your neck or in a front pocket. That should remove any worry about what sounds can occur in a situation, since you know you have defense for it right there.

3.) Loud noises can make your T spike. If you're subjected to a loud noise that ruins your T for the day, so that you can't think.. then you have to accept that. There is no point in fighting through the day. Cut your losses, go home and recover for the next day instead. Some battles are ok to lose as long as you win the war.

As for masking sounds, this audio track is my favorite at the moment. It's boring enough that it won't disrupt your focus, but varied enough that it won't fade into the background.