Hi everybody, my name is Matt I am 22 years old and I'm from the suburbs of Chicago. About a month ago I started to notice the T in my right ear when I went to go to bed. Life has not been the same since then , I'm sure when most of you first realized your T, life wasn't the same either. First thing I did was get my earwax cleaned out, keep in mind this was about a week ago from today. Then I made an appointment with a recommended ENT. Went to his office and told him that I believe I have slight TMJ and tinnitus was getting worse. My hearing test passed pretty well with 1 minor glitch in the low tones he said, otherwise my hearing is good. So afterward he didn't really address my TMJ all that much but he told me to order Glinkgo Biloba and come back to him in a month. Pretty much what I expected , having already read alot about it online I knew ultimately that would be the end all treatment from the ENT. just ordered the glinkgo today and that is where I stand. how do I believe I got tinnitus? 2 years of wearing DJ headphones and listening to electronic music at medium/high levels for about 8-10 hours a day sometimes. I believe that caused my tinnitus, I was unaware of how badly it was affecting my ears until I finally took them off and started to use speakers for about a week, then the tinnitus hit me really hard. I guess it is my fault %100 for not having taken the headphones off for more than an entire week within that 2 years to actually realize that they were affecting me so badly. so its been about 17 days with tinnitus, Ive been browsing tinnitustalk for that entire time, more than a few times a day I come on here and browse, and I feel for everybody on here that got it from a passing relative(stress/anxiety) or just from normal causes. unfortunately I believe I have paid dearly for wearing my headphones too much and maybe listening a bit too loud. T is a horrible thing to live with , mostly when you need your sleep. well, thats me and the beginning of possibly a life with T. once again I feel deeply sorry for the people who got it from a passing relative,natural causes, or from just having to work in a loud environment...and for that matter all the people that experience tinnitus , you are all in my prayers.