Tinnitus as Long as I Can Remember — Anybody Else Have Tinnitus from a Young Age?

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    1. waterbottle

      waterbottle Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2002
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Hello! I’m 24 right now and for as long as I can remember I have always had a ringing in my ears. When I was little, I just thought that’s what everyone heard when there weren’t any other noises. It’s definitely gotten worse over the years but it’s always been there. I envy people who have experienced silence, but it’s sort of a blessing that I’ve sort of gotten used to the noise.

      I’m wondering if anyone could think of a reason why somebody would have tinnitus from such a young age? Or if there’s other people like this?
       
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    2. Kagami
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      Kagami Member

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      Since I was kid - no idea exactly when.
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Hey! I’m 19 at the moment and I was exactly the same as you. When I was young, I thought it was normal too. It wasn’t until I was around 15 I actually found out what tinnitus was and realised I’ve suffered with it as long as I can remember.

      Though, I don’t really have a clue what could of caused it to be honest. I always suffered with earwax build up since I was really young and I still do to this day. I often have to use ear drops to help get rid of excess earwax, though it doesn’t help with my tinnitus, nor do I notice any difference in hearing to be honest.

      Luckily I don’t feel like my tinnitus is too extreme, but that could just be because I’ve grown up with it so it’s normal for me. Anyway, I hope your tinnitus improves one day. :huganimation:
       
    3. Brain Tumor Dave
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      Brain Tumor Dave Member

      Location:
      Florida
      Tinnitus Since:
      1972
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Vestibular Schwannoma / Posterior Fossa Meningioma
      I developed tinnitus when I lived in Japan as a kid, caused by ear infections. I can't remember a day in my life without it. That was 1974.

      Like you, it seems like we just live with it. It's our normal - has always been mine, anyway. I've never had "silence" and it's just a word to me.
       
    4. tester81d

      tester81d Member

      Location:
      New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990's
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I've had tinnitus as far back as I can remember. As a child I had chronic ear infections so I chalk it up to that but honestly I don't have a definitive answer.
       
    5. arcanesystem
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      arcanesystem Member Benefactor

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown; Possibly noise-induced
      I'm 24. I have had tinnitus since I was 12 and 2017 was when it started to significantly impact my quality of life. As far as what can cause tinnitus, there's just so many things you can attribute it to. Unfortunately, with the current popularity of earbuds and headphones, I would suspect that younger populations will become more at risk for tinnitus.
       
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