I don't know what good this will do but I need to post this where at least someone will understand. About a week ago I woke up with a ringing in my right ear, it turns out I have fluid behind my ear drum and it's caused a quite loud almost morse code tapper like sound in both my ears. I've been given steroid nasal spray to get rid of the fluid, but the tinnitus is what is really bringing me to the lowest point I've been in my life. I asked the doctor when he prescribed the nasal spray 'so long as it stops the ringing I'll be fine' he told me 'well it might never go away'. I didn't have time to ask questions it was up and out. I totally broke down - I'm only 16 and I feel robbed. I don't mean to cause offence to anyone reading this but I always assumed tinnitus happened to veterans or just the elderly. I panicked and started to look online for solutions to the ringing -thinking that my hearing would just bounce back. I'm horrified to discover that in most cases it actually gets worse with time. I told myself that I will habituate and get used to it. However, suddenly a new noise started on top of the old noises - a high pitched air raid siren kind of noise, combined with the noise a vacuum cleaner makes from a distance. These sounds don't originate from either ear, they come from both and sound directly behind me and are impossible to mask. I'm at the lowest pint I've ever been and am considering suicide. What if this gets worse as my life goes on? I don't feel like I'm loving I'm just existing in agony. All of his from an ear infection. I'm asking now - does it get better? Will there be any new noises? It only started a week ago, is there hope for me? I know this sounds desperate but I have never been so challenged ever.