Hi. A few months ago, I had an ear infection, and have been experiencing tinnitus ever since. I had been warned of tinnitus before due to the amount of concerts I attend, but I've always been careful to wear ear plugs to help protect my ears. I assumed the ringing would leave when the infection did, but it's only gotten worse. What started as an annoying ringing in my left ear has progressed into a distracting and loud buzzing in both ears. I've seen a few doctors since then. The first doctor recommended some over the counter medicines which did nothing. The second doctor told me there was most likely nothing I could do, and referred me to an ENT. The ENT performed a few tests and detected trauma in my left ear, and prescribed me some steroids. I am currently on my third day, and it seems to be going well as I haven't experienced any side effects, but I am nervous about the sound increasing in my right ear and I know there is only a slim chance the buzzing will stop. I can't help but feel like the tinnitus is my fault for attending concerts and using ear buds, even though the ENT told me it was the ear infection's fault. I'm only 15, and I'm incredibly frustrated that I might have to live the rest of my life with this. I'm hoping I can find some hope and support on here.