I am wondering what caused my H snd T. Have been to some 10 to 15 salsa parties in the past year. Never had any ringing before. A month ago read that you could get tinnitus and hearing loss with loud parties.....so bought a pair of musicians ear plugs which reduce sound by 25db.....went to a couple of salsa party parties with earplugs on. A couple of days after the parties i was not comfortable with High frequecy sounds which is the start of my H but no ringing. Two days after H started i was worried and did an online hearing test. I could only hear till 13khz which may be normal for my age 37...but as the online test freqency neared 12.5 khz my ears become uncomfortable and a few minutes after that i hear hissing sound on my ear ehich is the start of my T. Even now if listen to 12.5 khz freqency my T spikes instantly. I am not sure why i got H as soon as i started wearing ear plugs for protection...nothing happened for all the parties where i had no protection.....after the first party with ear plugs i felt my ears stuff but did not think much about them as i thought it may be due to wearing ear plugs for the first time. I was also really depressed couple of days before my H started. Other info..i had dislocated jaw 6 months back which my ENT thinks is not related. So i am not sure what triggered my H, Loud music/ wearing ear plugs/ depression / TMJ........Any ideas on what might have caused it?