I went to an outdoor festival with my college for 3 days. I wore earplugs, and I was standing far away from the speakers. The music was loud, and my earplugs didn't even work properly. I don't understand why I didn't get a spike as I expected. I can listen to music at any volume, and it doesn't happen. I thought my T was caused by loud music, but then again, I think it could be caused by something else since it doesn't spike or anything when I listen to music. My doctor says it is caused by loud music, and he didn't even give me other suggestions. I have symptoms of both stress and depression so my question is: Can stress and depression cause tinnitus or vice versa? What do you think?