I've had this ringing in my ears for about 2 weeks and heres how it started. First, I have always listened to loud music but until about a month ago I didnt wear ear buds but I think they are a contributing factor. Then about two weeks ago, I was walking through a tunnel and a super loud car comes inside and it felt like a lawnmower was being started in my ear. Ever since, I have had a ringing sensation that feels different than any before, like it is coming from inside my head, not in my ear. Luckily, I haven't noticed any hearing loss. Early on, I'd say it was about a 7/10 volume. I could hear it over the street noise and pretty much everything. Now its about a 3-4/10. Like most people in the situation, I started googling and got freaked out by the fact that it can be permanent. I have scheduled an appointment for an ENT next week but by reading some of the posts on here its not always a solution once the damage has been done. I haven't been getting much sleep since it happened and not eating much and feeling overall depressed. Earlier this year, I had bronchitis which developed into an ear infection which left me with ringing for about 3 weeks but this time im scared that the ringing is here to stay. My hope is that this eventually goes away within the 6 to 8 week window I keep reading about acoustic trauma recovery. I was wondering what you guys think the chances are.