Hi, my name is Bruno from Brazil and would like to talk with someone about this tragedy... I am 20, and since 13 I have been exposed to loud music (mp3), but with 15 I started to worry about my hearing, but I don't know if it has someone like me, because sometimes I have strong emotions (I have depression and a attraction for suicide) and other problems, and in times of despair I really get a urge to sing loud! and inevitably I turn the music loud as well... I play guitar at a loud intensity too, and I really worry about my hearing because I have just finished a sound engineer course and I love music... I know with sure I have some hearing loss, but now the things got really worst, last week I turned the music really loud and I was exposed to that about 1 hour, then I stopped because I felt my ears muffled... now I am with the 2 ears ringing and wheezing, and I feel lost a lot of high frequencies! maybe its psychological or maybe its the ringing that is masking the high frequencies... at the same time I feel some crackles inside my ears, maybe its obstructed with wax... and I can't listen to music at low levels because that ring is really disturbing... anyone identify with a situation like this? sorry by the long post I am really worried about it and I know have to make a audiogram or consult a doctor, I just think that with this tinnitus at 20 years old I cant go too far working with music, I am really shocked, I really just wanted a advice about it all, because I don't want to suffer anymore, and if it's better to get off to another path, carrer instead of music.