This is my first time posting but i came across this informative and supportive forum a few months ago. Some background on me - I suffer from (what I understand to be relatively mild) tinnitus myself. I first became aware of it about 2 1/2 years ago. In my case i think it's due to too much loud music, and the final straw was when I was at a tourist attraction and there was an incredibly loud 21 gun salute right nearby. When I realised the T was here to stay, I suffered from feelings of panic and anxiety. I googled obsessively and totally fixated on it. Thankfully, for the time being, I believe I have pretty much habituated to it. I probably have this luxury because it is not too loud (although TBH it seems pretty loud in silence and i have had a couple of spikes that eventually settled down but at the time threw me into a total tailspin.) Anyway, this is not about me, it'a about my 7 year old. He has had many problems with his ears for his whole life. He had ear tubes at 4, due to constant infections. Then he developed sleep apnea, and had to have his tonsils and adenoids removed two years ago. This has greatly helped with reducing the ear infections, but he still has huge turbinates in his nose and is a really noisy sleeper so he still has stuff going on! He has had many course of antibiotics due to the ear infections and now I wonder some of them were ototoxic. He had intermittently complained of ringing in his ears over the past few years but then it seemed to settle down and he would stop mentioning it. However, about four months ago, it become a constant problem, and is really bugging him. He needs to listen to music to get to sleep and if he wakes during the night he gets (understandably) distressed because the T seems so loud in the silence. However it's not just at night that it bothers him, he can hear it in a noisy car (in fact all the time if he focuses on it) but he doesn't seem too troubled during the day, just at night. I took him the ENT Dr in a total panic as this really pushed my own buttons (and, i might add, caused me to relapse somewhat). The doc said tinnitus in children is "incredibly rare" and it should resolve. He looked in his ears and said that it looked like ETD, and prescribed steroid nasal spray for a few months. (We are also looking at an MRI soon if it doesn't get better.) Trouble is, it isn't resolving. And from all i have learned, after this amount of time, it likely won't resolve itself. The way he describes it, it has centralised in his head and it quite loud. Much louder than mine. I feel so desperately sorry for him that he has this to put up with already at his young age and I am really concerned about him in the future if it gets louder. I just feel so helpless. I know how I struggled with it and it feels far worse a prospect to me that my child has to endure such an affliction. But while i don't downplay his feelings, I make sure I am positive about it when he brings it up, saying he will get used to it and his brain will learn to tune it out. I have also told him that there will probably be some medicine that will help in the future. But i don't know what is the right thing to say or do, really. There isn't much help for adult tinnitus sufferers out there and even less for children. I am not sure whether i am posting this in the correct forum, please feel free to move it if it is not.