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jordanchis

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hey guys, i would like your opinion on the use of earplugs, so i am very new to H, my onset was 3 weeks ago but my H is sevre, the T not so much.. I feel a setback coming on if i drive around or even go to the store without earplugs. its so uncomfortable to have conversations without them. its weird how i can hear more loudness with them because they are blocking the waves. D o you think the use of earplugs is a bad thing considering my onset is so fresh? i was just at a restaurant and i could hear everyone perfect, yet no discomfort what so ever! I watch tv at extremely low volume without the earplugs as well as listen to pink noise. Do you think this is the best approach?

since my H is so sevre i think that going out and using earplugs is much better then staying in silence without them. it could help contribute towards building tolerance in the earlier stage.

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Jordan
 
 
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Do you think the use of earplugs is a bad thing considering my onset is so fresh? i was just at a restaurant and i could hear everyone perfect, yet no discomfort what so ever! I watch tv at extremely low volume without the earplugs as well as listen to pink noise. Do you think this is the best approach?


Your condition is not severe based on your comments.  Try to restrict earplugs to sounds consistently above 80 decibels.  Go to an audiologist and get a Loudness Discomfort Level (LDL) test performed.  This will tell you a lot and validate if in fact you have hyperacusis.  This is not something you can determine yourself. 

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sorry what i meant was, i was wearing earplugs at the resturant and i could hear everyone fine with next to no discomfort, i got my LDL done, 75ish in my left ear and 68ish in my right ear, do you think im still good to expose myself to everyday sounds even if its uncomfortable? ive been listening to pink noise a few hours a day, my approach right now is to push through the uncomfort but avoid pain, when i drive on the highway i put in earplugs.. thanks for the reply, im desperately looking for advice.

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ive yet to see a drastric recovery from auditory rest, the only success stories i see are from exposing them self to daily sounds and/or sound therapy.. your a lot more knowledgeable then me on this so any advice is appreciated. 
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