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Pop trauma

How long does it take for a pop trauma to go away?

As a rule, the symptoms of the blast trauma disappear again within a few hours or days. For most of those affected with bang trauma, this goes away without the need to see a doctor. The duration of the blast trauma is usually short and limited. But there are also cases in which an improvement can be measured for up to three months to a year. In some cases, tinnitus remains after the pop trauma. The duration and severity of the complaints are very different. If the injuries in the inner ear are so severe that permanent damage has occurred, the hearing loss can be compensated for with a hearing aid.

How do you treat a pop trauma?

Pop trauma is treated when symptoms, such as a feeling of a stuffy ear, hearing loss, and beeping, persist for days. It is treated with a cortisone infusion and drugs that promote blood circulation. In addition, the blood circulation in the ear can be stimulated with oxygen therapy.
The impact trauma therapy is particularly effective if it is started promptly.
If the symptoms persist for more than two days, contact an ENT doctor. With the help of an otoscopy, he will decide how to treat the blast trauma, examine the symptoms in the case of blast trauma, use cortisone or even sensible blast trauma drugs that promote blood circulation. If permanent damage continues to noticeably impair hearing, modern hearing aids provide inconspicuous, reliable help.

Helpful home remedies
It is particularly helpful in the case of acoustic trauma as well as tinnitus, which reduce stress and promote blood circulation in the ear. Pop trauma home remedies are therefore:

  • Lots of exercise
  • Little stress
  • Healthy eating
  • Refrain from alcohol
  • Do not smoke

Effects on hearing and possible consequences

As already described, an ear often regenerates quite well and quite independently after an acoustic trauma. Nonetheless, there are classic impact trauma consequences that can possibly accompany a person affected for a long time.
Tinnitus after a pop trauma: Tinnitus, i.e. permanent noises in the ear, which are usually perceived as whistling, beeping or ringing, can remain after a pop trauma. But tinnitus due to pop trauma is not the rule.
Typical complaints after the blast trauma: headache, dizziness, balance disorders and sensitivity to noise. The symptoms usually disappear after a day or two.
Persistent hearing problems after the pop trauma: If the pop trauma remains untreated, although there is noticeable hearing loss, this can lead to permanent hearing damage.
Complete hearing loss after the impact trauma: This could be a sudden hearing loss. If the hearing loss is accompanied by sharp pain for hours or even blood leaks from the ear, a visit to a doctor is indicated.

Recovery of the hearing threshold after an impact trauma

The hearing threshold is understood as the limit of perception of our ear. After a pop trauma, there is primarily an increased hearing threshold in the area of ​​light, high tones. Long-term medical examinations have now shown that the hearing threshold can recover and that improvements can be seen up to a year. The most intensive recovery from pop trauma usually takes place in the first few hours and days.
Even so, it is a good idea to be aware of the effects of noise before getting into situations that can damage your hearing. Inconspicuous earplugs are ideal protection, especially for "bang-intensive" moments, such as New Year's Eve. Have your selection shown at an Amplifon store near you.
By the way: Anyone who was the victim of a bang trauma B. in the context of an accident, depending on the case, may claim compensation for pain and suffering.

Can acoustic trauma be prevented?

Of course, one cannot be prepared for an acoustic trauma always and everywhere. But there are typical situations in which an impact trauma and damage to the hearing are much more likely than in normal everyday life:

  • New Years Eve, fireworks
  • Hunting, shooting sports, police
  • Factory halls with popping noises
  • Construction sites and company premises
  • Rock concerts
Protect your ears with the right hearing protection. In the professional field, this is usually organized by the employer. But there are also earplugs for all occasions for leisure and hobbies - reusable and inconspicuous. Hunters in particular need special hearing protection when shooting, as these earplugs dampen immediately when there is a bang, but also have to allow sound between shots.
Ask the Amplifon hearing care professional in your area about the various ways to easily and effectively protect your hearing from impact trauma.