Hello everyone. I'm new here. I'm quite saddened to say I think I have tinnitus. I'm only 15 by the way. A few months back, I went to a party. I was sitting next to a speaker (such a dumbass), when I got home, I had temporary ringing. I was so scared. I didn't know how to live with that constant high ringing my whole life. But it went away. Now, a month ago, I noticed things started to get quieter. I was running water and it sounded really faint. That's when I started to question if I had hearing loss. Music is my life, I've been listening to it since I was 7-8. It hurts me knowing I can't listen to music anymore, frightened I might be deaf. The loudest I would play my music is 75-80%. But I am also prone to excess ear wax so that might be the problem. My ears been ringing for 2 weeks now so I've been keeping my music to the minimum. My anxiety levels are off the charts right now but I'm trying not to think of the worst. I'm going to the doctor in the next few days to see what's the problem. I will now definitely wear ear plugs where I go and stop listening to music so loud. I thought since I was young, I wouldn't have this problem. I wish to hear stories of other teenagers like me with this problem. Nice to meet you all.