Got Tinnitus at a Young Age :(

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    1. Ãlex68788998
      Confused

      Ãlex68788998 Member

      Location:
      Los Angles,CA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1-16-15
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably a head cold
      Hey all I recently got tinnitus last Friday. I lost hope of this ringing going away even tho it only been a week. The sucky part is I'm only 15 and now I got this. Hopefully it will go away in the future but first ima need to learn how to cope with it. Can anyone show me support. I appreciate it :) God bless you
       
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    2. Ilija
      Breezy

      Ilija Member

      Location:
      Jagodina, Serbia
      Tinnitus Since:
      8/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud gig/year of loud headphone usage.
      A week is nothing, well you and I both know that a week with Tinnitus is like a lifetime but hear me out.
      Generally it's widely accepted that it takes 1 year for Tinnitus to truly be deemed chronic, in the period of that 1 year anything can happen.
      For instance, in the beginning 3 months my Tinnitus was decreasing a lot, now I can barely notice it unless I want too, it doesn't bother me while I'm studying in quiet, or sleeping, then it spiked a little bit nothing terrible, and now I'm back to mild Tinnitus, now the funny thing is in the morning my Tinnitus is really really low, if I go into the bathroom and in complete silence just listen I can only hear this faint air sound, but since I have sound sensitivity and my Tinnitus is a bit reactive once I get a few sounds in it changes from being faint air sounds to faint air sounds and a really faint ring, but again this is only in the bathroom in complete silence otherwise unless I listen to it on purpose at times I have to remind myself that I have Tinnitus because I have grown used to it not completely but mostly.
      I've had Tinnitus for 4-5 months now and that's still early, if you read Srdjan's story you can see that his Tinnitus went in 9 months.
      Don't worry.
      As for tips on how to deal.
      1.) Accept it now that it's here to stay( in most likely hood it isn't but the sooner you accept it and stop counting the days until it's gone the sooner you'll lose interest about it once you lose interest in it your brain just shuts it out like it does with your nose, it's still there, if you look for it you can find it but you don't really care) this is what's called habituation.
      2.) Avoid LOUD noises, not noises just loud noises, generally if it's loud enough that you have to speak loudly in order for someone to hear you it's loud otherwise don't worry.
      3.) Do not panic like I did and start monitoring shit, this is what I believe gave me my sound sensitivity monitoring like crazy every little sound, now my limbic system is all out of whack.
      4.) Don't over protect a lot of people do this and in turn get hyperacusis because they make themselves believe all little sounds hurt them, it also screws with the ears, ears need sound so just put on some nice music or something.
      5.) Stay away from otoxic drugs generally aspirin,ibuprofen and stuff like that, if you have headaches drink water.
      6.) Get some magnesium/b12/b6/zinc these 4 help with the cells, magnesium helps with everything and almost everyone has a lack of magnesium so you should start taking magnesium supplements.
      That's about it, just don't panic the best you can I know how bleak it may seem now but trust me it's not.
      Also don't be afraid of ups and downs because God knows you'll have them so many times.
      Just follow these tips, if you're feeling angry work out or vent here, stay away from extremely loud noises and just live life I promise you by doing all this in time you will recover 100% with or without your Tinnitus leaving.
       
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    3. Ãlex68788998
      Confused

      Ãlex68788998 Member

      Location:
      Los Angles,CA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1-16-15
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably a head cold
      Thanks for the info, I think mine will be gone in a couple of weeks because I could hardly hear it anymore but I'll make sure to follow these steps :)
       
    4. bwspot

      bwspot Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/13/2014
      This was a first sign and warning. Learn from it. Protect your hearing and never let this happen again.
       
    5. I who love music
      Cheerful

      I who love music Member

      Location:
      Michigan
      Tinnitus Since:
      mid seventies
      Hi
      I got T when I was 14. I'm 56. It certainly has not defined me or kept me from doing anything. Recently I learned a technique here on the forum that really helps. You can read about it if you search Back To Silence.
      I would guess your future looks bright. For one thing, you know something is wrong and it's called Tinnitus. And you know what will irritate it. When I was young I really abused my ears with loud music. Many of my friends have tinnitus, both my parents, and many musicians I know. Maybe it's more common than we think and that will lead to better treatment or a cure.
       
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    6. Paul201
      Worried

      Paul201 Member

      Location:
      Ireland
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Subwoofer
      Hi IIlija, that's great your t in now just a hiss a lot of the time and you can mostly ignore it. I hope you will be posting this year sometime in the success stories about how it has gone completely!
       
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    7. Mark McDill
      Curious

      Mark McDill Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Papillion, NE
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Likely stress, anxiety, an antibiotic and nsaids
      This is a great sign (hardly hear it now). You are young; there is a very good chance this will just pass. A buddy of mine (a lot older than you) had T for five months; it finely went away (it does happen).

      Whatever happened to give you T; that, you should avoid.

      Mark
       
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    8. Ãlex68788998
      Confused

      Ãlex68788998 Member

      Location:
      Los Angles,CA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1-16-15
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably a head cold
      Thanks for all the support guys, I hope your tinnitus will go away too and hope there's a cure for the one who have had this for a long time. God bless you.
       
    9. Ãlex68788998
      Confused

      Ãlex68788998 Member

      Location:
      Los Angles,CA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1-16-15
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably a head cold
      Hey guys the ringing is officially gone
       
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    10. erik
      Breezy

      erik Manager Staff Benefactor

      Location:
      Washington State, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/15/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Most likely hearing loss
      Congrats! It happens and you are very lucky! Now that is gone, imagined if it stayed like that permanently. Hearing damage is cumulative and it can get a little worse each time you expose to very loud environments. Respect your hearing and make wise decisions from here on out. Most of us did not get fair warning, weren't aware of the consequences of tinnitus or didn't pay attention to it because of one reason or another.
       
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    11. Champ
      Woot

      Champ Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Boston, MA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma from headphones
      Take care of your hearing.

      It's the most likely way you'll trigger tinnitus again, and there's no way to know if it's permanent or not when you get it.

      Hell, for everyone on this board, it could be gone tomorrow, but none of us are holding out hope like that (at least I'm not). It'd be a nice surprise, but all we can do is protect ourselves from here on out.
       

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