Hey guys I am new to these forums after a kind perosn referred me here from that patient website. I got tinnitus on halloween night last year after loud sound exposure. The doctor said it should go away but could take up to a year and that it depended totally on myself and how I went about recovering. I had a very good first 2 months and by xmas I flew out to San fran to see family for xmas. I had no issue as the T was barely audible. I came back on new years eve and was foolish enough to go out. I did not go anywhere loud so sound exposure can be cancelled out as a reason for the spike. I did however smoke half a joint of cannabis and some fags. I had a few wreckless nights where I couldnt sleep and still am having issues sleeping. I think this may be a result of a cold I may be coming down with. I am over tired as of now. I am wondering if this is what caused the spike in the T and will it get better with time. I have not being around loud sound above 85db since last Oct when it happened. I am eating well and starting to get back into sports. I am 18 years old also. Thanks for the support. My T at xmas was not effecting me in my daily routines but this spike is. Also I was told I did no damage to my hearing that is permanent.