im 17 years old and stared having constant tinnitus a few days after my birthday this year (early June). A few weeks prior I had been worrying myself about it as my dad has it and I had been reading online. Because of this I started noticing it a bit at night time but I think it was down to my imagination. However, low and behold I got it. It's comparable to that of an old tv which is on mute, but just slightly lower pitched. In the past I've had T explode in one of my ears really loud, often when my ears pop, but now I get both. I work in a supermarket which has some noises equipment, and I had a habit for around 8 months of putting my headphones on full volume most days so I believe my T to be down to hearing damage. For the first 4 weeks I was scared to death. For a while I struggled to sleep, kept thinking about it all the time, getting head and ear aches from it. But now 7 weeks in I'm starting to live with it. I no longer need a fan on to get me to sleep, I don't worry about it as much as I did, and I don't get head or ear ache as much. If anyone can give me any tips on how to cope, what reduces it, what you think it might be related to that would be so helpful. Cameron Just to add, I don't have good posture and my back and neck muscles are pretty tense at the minute. Haven't been to see and cyropractor or masseuse but not sure if it could be linked. Also, before my onset. I had a bad cold which made me really binged up. I have chronic rhinitis which means my sinises are inflamed, so not sure if that could also be a cause as synopses are linked to the ears.