New to Tinnitus (Age 16)

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Justin M., Jul 17, 2017.

    1. Justin M.

      Justin M. Member

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      Hi everyone, so recently I've been experiencing this mild ringing in my ears that kid of sounds like static. It is seriously beginning to take a toll on my life as I'm only 16 years old and have so much to live for in life. This has been going on for the past 5 days and I'm believe it maybe noise-induced. I rarely ever use headphones or earbuds to listen to music and instead i use my Samsung Galaxy S7's speaker. I don't hold it directly on my right ear but instead next to it. I'm interested in knowing if the phone's speaker is as loud as headphones or earbuds or lower so I can find out what is really the cause of this ringing.

      Thank You,
      16 Year-Old Tinnitus Sufferer
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    2. billie48

      billie48 Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

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      Welcome to the forum. Acoustic trauma from loud noise exposure is only one of many possible causes of tinnitus. There are many causes which can trigger or aggravate tinnitus including but not limited to drug reaction or side-effects from ototoxic drugs, ear wax build-up, ear or Eustachian tube infection or ETD, ear drum injury, fluid build-up in ears feeling pressured or fullness, sinus infection & congestion especially with a bad cold, TMJ, TTTS, high blood pressure or blood circulation problem, loud noise exposure or acoustic trauma/shock, head trauma & injury, neck injury or muscle problems, hearing loss, Meniere's Decease, barotrauma from sudden change of air pressure such as during landing & taking off on flights especially with blocked nose causing failure to balance the pressure changes, slapping of the ears, deep grief for the loss of loved ones, untreated sleep apnea, extreme, extended stress, anxiety & panic disorder, etc., etc.

      Being young at 16 may be helpful as young people tend to adapt better and recover faster from T. Many young people get better and wrote their success stories. Here are some such young posters with their stories below. Take good care. God bless.

      success story of 17 years old Zach:

      success story of Jari with T since 12 years old:

      lana got T at 15 and getting better:
      • Winner Winner x 1
      • Optimistic Optimistic x 1

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