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    Thread: Ringing in the ear, after concert?

    1. 08-18-2014 08:47 AM #1
      Hello guys, it's the first time posting in this section.

      I guess I have a dilemma with my right ear.
      I went to a small but loud concert almost a week ago and I've been stuck with a slight ringing in my right ear, kinda like a high pitch.
      I can hear everything clearly and normally but this ringing is there.
      I'm about to go to the doctor since its driving me crazy especially as a rest my head on the pillow.


      Any one had a similar case?
      Thanks.

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      08-18-2014 09:13 AM #2
      Yeah, I usually have it for 3-5 days post show depending on where I was in relation to the the stage.

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      08-18-2014 09:27 AM #3
      I've been told the ringing represents nerve damage and is a precursor to tinnitus. My first one was after a Metallica show.

      Sometimes I bring earplugs now when I know the show is going to be loud (Machine Head, Stone Sour). Big Head Todd was much nicer on the ears with lower stage and PA volume in the same venue than those metal guys.
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    4. 08-18-2014 10:39 AM #4
      Thanks for the reply back

      So, I've had this for over a week now. I did a little research on tinnitus and that's scary.

      Do you guys have tinnitus?

      That concert was my first in this whole year.


      I seriously don't want to live with this.....

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      08-18-2014 12:40 PM #5
      I've had a ringing for weeks at a time. Too many punk shows and bands, and now I pay for it even if I listen to headphones too loud. Last time it happened (Pixies show) I had to simply wait it out.
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      08-18-2014 01:54 PM #6
      I hear it in dead silence now so use white noise to sleep. Plug those ears!
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    7. 08-18-2014 02:59 PM #7
      I use to have this issue after doing a DJ gig or going to a loud club. I found that giving my ears a break by putting in ear plugs when i slept was helpful. That white noise stuff probably helps, but your ears are still getting vibrations. When i had the ringing sound and put in ear plugs, i would literally hear the ringing begin to decay and eventually go away. From this point forward prevention is really the only action you can take

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      08-18-2014 04:47 PM #8
      I might try that but my alarm needs to wake me up too.
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    9. 08-18-2014 06:17 PM #9
      So just give it time?
      Typical of loud music?

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      08-19-2014 09:25 AM #10
      The ringing in your ears could last a few days, or a few weeks to even a month depending on the damage that has been done. If you sustained a short exposure to a loud noise, that would be different but in your case (a concert) you may experience ringing and discomfort for a while. I would see a professional and get yourself an audiogram to judge the damage done. Unfortunately it might be hard to obtain the amount of hearing loss but at least you'll get some professional advice.

      Then again, you might not have sustained any damage, your cochlea may just be a little "bruised"

      Best of luck, I see this a lot and it bums me out because sounds are beautiful (ie: TDi exhaust <3)

      Best thing is to wear ear plugs from now on if you think you might experience any loud noise.

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    11. 08-19-2014 06:58 PM #11
      Thank you so much for having the patience and replying back.

      Your comment has cheered me up

      I went to a doctor and he prescribed me some medicine to help with the inflammation.
      It's been over two weeks now and I'm very hopeful this will go away.
      I'm scheduled to go see a throat, mouth, an ear specialist next week.
      Thanks everybody.

      I will post back with feedback.

      Post up your guy's stories and the outcome.
      Last edited by blackslcchild; 08-19-2014 at 07:00 PM.

    12. 08-22-2014 07:32 PM #12
      Tinnitus here. No more complete silence any longer. I am so used to it, I usually ignore it. A symptom of tinnitus is loud noises physically hurt aka pain. That only happens in my right ear. I blame ear infections when younger as well as loud music. Concerts and headphones. I still enjoy concerts while using hearing protection. There is hearing protection that is made for loud music so the sound doesn't get muffled.

      I ask my nephews if they think they will enjoy music when the are older. If so turn down the headphones volume. Oh and wear sunblock.

    13. 08-24-2014 04:39 AM #13
      What a drag.....
      Thursday will be 3 weeks.
      Last edited by blackslcchild; 08-24-2014 at 06:58 PM.

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