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Over the ear isolation headphones and hearing loss.

post #1 of 4
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I've had tinnitus for as long as I can remember. Probably due to playing loud instruments as a kid without any protection and the constant exposure (even with ear protection 90% of the time after I learned about it) to loud music and sounds. I want to start using over-ear isolation headphones at work so I can block out the radio and other people's chatter. Also, to maintain some kind of sanity.

 

My question is, how often can I do this in a way that makes hearing loss as minimized as possible? What volume level, any other info, etc. Thanks in advance. 

post #2 of 4

I don't have an answer for you, but I just want to say how sorry I am man. That is so unfortunate. 

 

You probably won't find much information here on how to solve your problem as most of us here haven't had this issue to fix. People that will be able to help most would be the ones who also have tinnitus. 

 

If I were to guess, I would say some kind of ear muff would be your best bet. something that isn't completely closed but has dampening materials to dim down the high pitched noises getting to your ears. 

post #3 of 4

Wouldn't any higher-frequency sound be in competition with your tinnitus? Are you thinking of covering it up/masking it with the headphones or enjoying whatever you can get along with it?

post #4 of 4
CIEMs or some ordinary IEMs or active noise cancelling headphones get my vote for best isolation..
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