I joined this forum to seek information to help my son. He damaged his ears in April by shooting a gun without ear protection. He has been suffering from tinnitus since that time. He some permanent hearing loss but not at vocal levels. The doctor said it was tone and pitch. The ringing in his ears, the doctor said may go away but it may not. My son is at his wits end. He is irritable, angry, short tempered and feels hopeless. He is 21 years old and is sending heart wrenching texts messages about "I am not going to win this battle", "I cannot take this anymore", "there is no cure, treatment or relief". Please, can anyone help me help him?