Hello everyone I'm Valentina, 19 yo, from Italy. My tinnitus is almost 5 yo now. I feel it in both ears like a noisy whistle on a frequency between 9kHz and 11kHz. I have been trying to understand which was the cause, with no results so far, and the many doctors I met could not help me in any way. All I know is that in 2010 I lost my father, it was september, and in december of the same year I woken up one morning with my new friend in my head. Since then, it never left me. I've found this nice community and then I decided to take part of it because I need help and because perhaps I can offer my help too, since people who suffer of tinnitus often feel alone and desperate (at least, I do). None of my friends have tinnitus, none of my relatives either and I know how important is to share our fears, our angers, our hopes with people who know how difficult is to live with a tinnitus, so... well... here I am.