Hey I'm an 18 year old and have been dealing with tinnitus since April, it's been getting better and worse with no real pattern. It started out with a pulsating tinnitus on my right ear, and then a super high pitch but also faint tone in my left, and now I get hissing in both and different tones but only noticeable when I'm in a quiet room, or at night, or wearing headphones :C Went to the ENT and the hearing tests have come out as perfect (no hearing loss), but from reading pasts posts on this forum I believe it to be higher frequency loss... I've done the full frequency test (20hz - 20,000hz) on my laptop many times, and it's weird, because sometimes I can only hear up to 15,000hz, and other times I can hear 20,000hz if I turn it up. (Does anyone know this?) I haven't done this since taking claritin D for clearing my sinus, which was thought to be the cause but even after weeks of that, the ringing has only gotten worse. It's been a while having it now and I can cope with it better, but my enjoyment with music has been decreased so much... I now wear foam earplugs in loud places and don't listen to music as much or listen to it at low volumes less than 50% A Few Questions: - Is it normal for the ears to pop sometimes when swallowing? It used to be pretty bad like popping every time I swallowed but now it's just sometimes, I heard that a single hair cell dies every time it pops so I'm scared about that... - Will my tinnitus get worse over time? If I can really only hear up to 15,000hz won't my hearing range get worse as I get older? That would suck big time...should I try the test on my laptop again, or find an actual ENT that will do the full range? - It's fine to listen to music/anything with headphones at super low volumes with no time limit right?