Why is it that in school we get scare tactics about drugs and teeth and sex but nothing about Tinnitus. In school we had a drug awareness thing where there was a picture of a fireball and they said some dude smoked weed and jumped out of the building cause he thought the fireball was chasing him, they make up stuff like if you smoke weed it's only a matter of time before you turn into a junkie and all sorts of stuff. For teeth it was pictures of rotten teeth and people having their gums cut and stuff again scare tactics to the maximum, this never made me take care of my teeth it just made me laugh at them, I'm not stupid you don't need to show me pictures of a disfigured abomination so I know not to go skinny dipping in Chernobyl. As for sex OH MY GOD, STD's this, Aids that, teenage parent's again scare tactics while everyone already knew. I don't see why they do this but with a problem as wide as Tinnitus nothing. 10-15% of the world population has Tinnitus and you're telling me that's not enough for someone to start a program where they go to school and tell you about Tinnitus especially now with all the loud noises in our life. What we could have is they go to schools, tell children about Tinnitus (not scare them by showing pictures of people killing themselves over it) just telling how it works what it is and so on. Then they have a recording of some Tinnitus noises they play to the students for a bit so they understand This would have saved me along with a lot of people from getting Tinnitus from loud music. I can still barely forgive myself for getting Tinnitus from only the second gig in my life, for being so unaware, I'm also mad that I have never had Tinnitus before, if I had had it for a week after a loud event before I would know about it and stay safe but no first time I get Tinnitus and it lasts for 2 months, who knows how more, who knows if it'll even go. Next to that I have the sensitivity thing where if there's a ringing sound being produced by something my brain will pick up on it with time and it'll never let go, which is really really annoying at times. This is the part where this turns into a rant a bit so no need to read below. I have always had the worst luck, this one time our professor was mad that the class was making noise, so since we have numbers for example 1. Anthony Hopkins 2. Lewis Clark (lol) you get the point. So I was number 10 so he goes 7+1= 8 I think great then he goes +1=9 I think ok then the motherf*ucker goes +1=10 I think ok he'll move on...NOPE that's right 2 weeks into the semester and I get an F for a bullshit reason, he even knew I was being quiet but he "had to make an example" when I asked why doesn't he punish the rest he goes "they've learned their lesson" yeah right they were back to screaming apes in 2 minutes. When it comes to small bullshit things sure I get lucky. But when it comes to big event's? fuck no. I have friends who have gone to 50 gigs-sat next to speakers-got Tinnitus for maybe a day-perfect hearing no Tinnitus. And when I say perfect I mean in the range of 15 000 Hz because let me be honest with you, if I had a choice between being able to hear 18 000 Hz which is useless and having Tinnitus and being able to hear 14 000 Hz and going deaf by 70 I would take the second option in the blink of an eye. I just find it stupid how I just started going out, before I just sat at home playing video games, I start going out for a month and this bullshit happens. Now I'm basically a woman on her period, 1 min I'm happy accepting Tinnitus being confident it'll go and being positive, the next I'm depressed and want to kill myself, then I just get angry as I am now. I also get headaches quite a lot, ears sensitive to cold,not to mention that my Tinnitus is going away super slow because the class I'm in is loud and no one has heard of having a conversation below 80 dB. Stupid people being loud about idiotic things. I'm positive that if my Tinnitus is going to go it will be during January because that is going to be the time that I'm on winter break and actually have quiet instead of some apes yelling about how they bet 10$ on a game, WOW 10$ YOU MUST BE A FUCKING HIGH ROLLER. Rant over, thanks for reading whatever part you did.