I'm 15 and I've had tinnitus for a little over a month. I'm almost 100% sure it's caused by long term exposure to loud noise, I have listened to loud music for as long as I remember. I had a cold recently, and it's gotten SO MUCH worse. It's almost to the point where it's unbearable. I haven't been listening to my headphones lately in fear that my T would get worse, but it's louder than its ever been. I'm seeing a doctor tomorrow and I can't help but think and hope that there is some other cause to my worsening tinnitus than my music. And I don't want to be deaf by 20 considering my age and how fast it's getting worse.