I'm 14, and Have Had Ringing in Ears for 4 Days

Discussion in 'Support' started by Dan Williams, Aug 1, 2015.

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    1. Dan Williams
      Balanced

      Dan Williams Member

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      28/7/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear Infection
      Hey! so my ringing started on the 28th of July evening.
      Although there are quite a few things to factor in. For one i have had these kind of 2-3 second lasting ringings in my ear for probably about 3 days before the constant ringing, until the next day it rang but hasn't gone away. That night i thought it may of been because of a buildup of earwax so i tried to scrub it out with a q tip in my right ear, brushing my eardrum by accident *facepalm*. so the next day i noticed i had a pain and feeling of stuffyness in my right ear, (i can still feel heat, pain and stuffyness in it today),along with ringing the next morning. i just lived on with it, assuring myself it would be gone soon. its fairly mild compared to other cases iv'e heard of. the pitch is high and vairying in volume from low to medium, although still annoys me a lot. if i tap either ear with some force or shake my head it starts ringing way louder for about a minute, which i find kind of weird :/
      and when i do find myself being able to ignore it my ear feels weird, almost as if its full (not in a painful way though)
      My mum has been putting olive oil in my ear to try and get any wax out if it's stuck.
      I wear over ear headphones quite alot but never very loudly to skype friends and play games but rarely shooting games (not for about 2 weeks before the onset anyways). the ringing varies in loudness, sometimes barely noticable and sometimes louder, sometimes buzzing, sometimes ringing. the ringing seems to only occour in my right ear, but im not 100% sure about my left, it could just feel like my right because it hurts a bit there. i'm going to go and see my GP on Monday (3 days from now) if it isn't gone by then. I have music on at a low to medium volume through my phone to drown it out, and use white noise to fall asleep at night.

      So what do you guys think, will it go away? if so how long do you think it will stay for. it's starting to drive me a bit insane, sure you guys can relate to that. Anyway thanks for hearing me out!
       
    2. Afeef
      Cowboy

      Afeef Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise
      It may go away okay so dont worry.
      Try to relax and u will soon get more positive responses from tinnitustalk family.

      If u panic it wont help it but relaxing will.
       
    3. billie48
      Sunshine

      billie48 Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Research

      Location:
      Vancouver, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2009
      I agree. Panic and anxiety plus stressing the body will aggravate tinnitus. The best thing is to try stay positive and calm as possible. It may not easy at first but it is ok. After some time the body will adjust. There are many young people who have T and get better over time. Perhaps their younger body can heal better than the older folks. Make sure you have some masking if the ringing is too annoying. It will help to stay calm. Take care & God bless.
       
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    4. Danny Boy
      Cheerful

      Danny Boy Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      I suggest getting some NAC to help protect your hearing. Also, ask for a short course of corticosteroids as that has helped people lower their tinnitus in the early stages. Anyway, for now calm down. Things will get better as there will be treatments for tinnitus in the future 3-5 years. Good luck.
       
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    5. Leodavinci
      Wishful

      Leodavinci Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Kansas
      Tinnitus Since:
      6/26/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      Ask your mom not to try and loosen ear wax on her own. Let your doctor do it. You may have an middle ear infection or impacted wax in which case your tinnitus will likely go away. Did you have any noise trauma before you noticed the ringing? Do you notice any hearing loss or difficulty making things out in either ear? See your doctor and make sure to get all your questions answered
       
    6. Dan Williams
      Balanced

      Dan Williams Member

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      28/7/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear Infection
      Thanks for all the responce guys! going to see a GP tomorrow :)
       
    7. Karl28
      Wishful

      Karl28 Member

      Location:
      Melbourne
      Tinnitus Since:
      2001 bad since 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music via headphones
      Id also stop wearing headphones or earbudds to help your ears heal.
       
    8. Dan Williams
      Balanced

      Dan Williams Member

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      28/7/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear Infection
      Just got back from the GP, I've got an infection in my right ear, he's put me on a course of amoxicillin, 3 times a day for a week. Hopefully things clear up after that. Thanks for all the responses!
       
    9. Robert44

      Robert44 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud concert
      I hope your right Danny Boy!!!!!
       
    10. Danny Boy
      Cheerful

      Danny Boy Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      Don't worry...We'll be treated very soon.
       
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