Hi everyone, I'm 20 and my T occurred due to my own doing, by jamming with my band in a very small room and playing rock songs at very very very loud volume. Notice I emphasize "very" a lot. And yes, I didn't wear earplugs because I didn't even know the consequences of it. After the 2 hours continuous session which was last 2 weeks ago, the T started exactly when the session ended. For the first 2 days I didn't really worry about it, thinking it would go away by itself. On the 3rd day, I panicked after googled about this tinnitus stuff. My T sounds like a high frequency whistle/cicada and its quite loud for me and its constant 24/7 and I can hear it over my TV and also while driving my car. After a week and a half of depressing, suicidal, stressful thoughts knowing its permanent ( I went to the ENT after 5 days and he said my inner ear is damaged and its permanent ), I had an epiphany. I said to myself "How bout I don't give a fuck about it and just accept it", and so I did. The last couple of days after that realization, it was back to normal for me. Its still there, but I don't even realize its there UNLESS i think or focus bout it. Heck, I didn't even notice it when im studying in the library right until i was thinking " is the T gone ?" and i hear it back. So its still there, same volume, same noise but I just dont give a fuck about it. That's my story and doing great, what's not great is that I have to spend my money on custom-fit musician earplugs, they are expensive :\. PS: When i enter this website, I suddenly realize my T again. Maybe its my subconscious saying to not ever think about T. So my advice, don't think about it and just move on and rock on.