I'm Zach. I am 17 years old and have had T for almost 2 months now. I don't have any hearing loss and I suspect my T was brought about by either eustachian tube blockage or slight TMJ issues or a combination of both. I have it in both ears, kind of fluctuating tone and volume slightly from day to day and every once in a while I hear a super high pitch in one of my ears and it goes back to normal. With my sinuses clearing up and no huge progress, I'm beginning to think I may have T for a long time. This sucks because I resent our high pitched friend with all my being. At first, I kept my sanity by telling myself that one day soon I'd just wake up and the T would be gone. I think a part of me still believes that or at least wants to believe that, because I don't have hearing damage so it seems possible. When I found out I had T, it felt like a piece of who I am was ripped away from me. I felt like it was going to define me and I would never be the same. I scoured the entire internet for answers and found that next to nobody's T goes away, or at least if it does they don't post about it. I've realized that the more attention, anger, and frustration you feed your T, the bigger it grows and the worse it gets. Earlier today, I was feeling extremely distressed about the fact that nothing I could do would make it go away. Because of this, it only got way louder. I then came across a post on this forum that suggests that whenever you notice your T, acknowledge to yourself that you hear it and how it makes you feel. I have been doing that not even a full day now and it has quieted enormously. The power of the mind is immense my friends. Although getting used to the sound instead of getting rid of the sound isn't ideal, you have to accept that it's all you can do for now and that if you don't notice the sound, its almost as though you don't have T. The worst part of tinnitus isn't that you have to listen to this wretched noise. It's the psychological pain it causes knowing that you may have to deal with it for the rest of your life and never be exactly the same as you once were. I've realized that I need to move on with it, embrace the T and continue doing the things that make me happy. This has been one of the hardest challenges for me to deal with so far in life, but I feel it will make me stronger.