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Did I permanently damage my hearing?

post #1 of 16
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On march 3rd I went to a flatliners concert. It was extremely loud music blaring in a very small space. If I had thought ahead of time I would have brought ear plugs, but alas I did not.  Anyway, the sound was so loud that directly after the concert my ears hurt for a few hours, and I had tinnitus for like 5 days after that. I used to be able to hear the lights buzz if they were dimmed, or hear if a plasma tv was on, but I can't hear that any more. Do you think any of that hearing will come back at this point, or did I permanently damage my ears? If i did, I guess the positive is that I don't have to worry about those things annoying me any more, but the negative is that I always used to pride myself on my incredible hearing range (for w/e reason haha).

 

Thanks,

Null

post #2 of 16

No, I would bet no. Is that answer from me good enough? I wouldn't think so. 

 

See a physician. 

 

People on the Internet do not have the professional qualifications to give you an answer other than guessing; even on the off chance someone did, they cannot examine you. 

 

 

post #3 of 16
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it's not serious enough to even warrant the copay for a doctors appointment. I figured since head-fi is so big on sound quality, there would be at least one audiologist on the site.
 

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No, I would bet no. Is that answer from me good enough? I wouldn't think so. 

 

See a physician. 

 

People on the Internet do not have the professional qualifications to give you an answer other than guessing; even on the off chance someone did, they cannot examine you. 

 

 



 

post #4 of 16
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it's not serious enough to even warrant the copay for a doctors appointment. I figured since head-fi is so big on sound quality, there would be at least one audiologist on the site.
 



 



If it's not enough for a copay, then you didn't damage your ears. 

post #5 of 16
You will have to be put down now.
post #6 of 16
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You will have to be put down now.



oh no, my dog will be so upset when he hears the news


Edited by nullPointerException - 3/15/12 at 8:46pm
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You will have to be put down now.


 


Agreed: null, your feet stink and you can't dance.


Edited by Samgotit - 3/15/12 at 8:47pm
post #8 of 16
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If it's not enough for a copay, then you didn't damage your ears. 

 

let me change that from damage to loss of hearing.... did I permanently lose hearing in the >20khz range... answer: probably. just want confirmation
 

 


Edited by nullPointerException - 3/15/12 at 8:52pm
post #9 of 16
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Agreed: null, your feet stink and you can't dance.


okay okayguy.jpg

post #10 of 16

I've been to a bunch of loud concerts, i took a hearing test once and i was able to hear every frequency range, i wouldn't worry about it. I took those etymotic ear plugs to a show once, but the sound was just too low!! I pulled them back out after a minute blink.gif

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let me change that from damage to loss of hearing.... did I permanently lose hearing in the >20khz range... answer: probably. just want confirmation
 

 


Null, you're stick-to-it-tivness is more adhesive than a dozen Wacky Wall Walkers, but I ---and I'm gonna guess nary another--- have base line measurements pre-Flatliners. 

 

post #12 of 16
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Null, you're stick-to-it-tivness is more adhesive than a dozen Wacky Wall Walkers, but I ---and I'm gonna guess nary another--- have base line measurements pre-Flatliners. 

 



lol, and so it is

post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by Astrozombie View Post

I've been to a bunch of loud concerts, i took a hearing test once and i was able to hear every frequency range, i wouldn't worry about it. I took those etymotic ear plugs to a show once, but the sound was just too low!! I pulled them back out after a minute blink.gif



thanks

post #14 of 16

You could just download this http://www.nch.com.au/tonegen/index.html and test your hearing range. If you permanently damaged your ears, it doesn't matter, because there's nothing you can do, you're just screwed.

post #15 of 16

The man that runs Heir audio is an audiologist.  However, I doubt he looks at the Members Lounge lol.

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