Hi guys! If could get your knowledge on this one it would literally mean so much to me. As I am starting to freak out. I know that this post is long and I am sorry for that. My biggest passion in life is maiking electronic music involving synthezisers and a lot of intense sounds. Back in 2010 I got tinnitus after attending to a live show with music. I had two years after that with a lot of phobia for sound. I did use my earplugs almost at all time during 2 years. After a while I decided to stop and to live my life as I did before. Until two weeks ago I had been home from work for about a week with some kind of flue and when the weekend came I decided to do what i love. Making music. When I was going to bed I did notice that my tinnitus had been a bit aggrivated and felt more intense. As this was something that would happen after exposure to loud sound. I did not have the sound level higher than I used to. I did of course crank the volume up at some points, just to get right feeling and power from the track I was working on. When I woke up I did notice that the level of the tinnitus was still a bit intense. So I did not go back in studio until later that day. I was also very tired that day so I did not have a long studio session that day. Maybe for about 3 hours or more. I did use my speakers that day and not my headset. I was now again in fear of have aggrivated the tinnitus permanently. I have been to a doctor who has sent me to our local ear specialists. But I have to wait for about 2 to 3 months to get there. My biggest question is if this is this the end of my passion? Will I not be able to make music anymore? I know since my first experience with tinnitus that you should be careful with your ears and protect them. The first experiance I did use earplugs almost all the time for about 2 years. But how careful shuld I really be? Should I stay away from making music? If so, for how long? I have heard people saying that there is a long period before you can start to introduce sounds again. I have also heard some people saying that diffrent frequencies can do more damage than others. Like the 3kHz area. And also that certein sounds, like french horn sounds , even at low levels can be damaging. I feel like I am once again falling back in to the same dark period with phobia of sounds. Is this the end of making music for me? Thanks in advance!