Hey there everyone. I'm a 24 year old person here. I had my experience with tinnitus when I was almost turning 20 (you could say I was 19 years old and 11 months old). I used to listen to alot of loud music at that time(January 2008) when I had started experiencing this buzzing vibration or hissing sound in my left ear. I didn't really paid too much attention to it, and continued my way of listening loud music through speakers and headphones, until 2,3 months later when problem started getting severe. I discovered that it's called tinnitus. A couple of months my tinnitus gradually seems to be getting away but along with it my hearing also seems to be getting reduced. After like 7,8 months since the problem started my tinnitus completely vanished(around August/September 2008) along with partial hearing loss. And since then my hearing has continued to get reduced gradually and by now I have around 50db of hearing loss in my left ear. So my question is did my tinnitus gone away because I started having hearing loss or it's never gone and still existing but due to hearing loss I can't experience it?