Young Teens with Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Tommo5, Mar 22, 2020.

    1. Tommo5

      Tommo5 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      25/01/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      earbuds, hearing loss in right ear, noise induced
      Just wondering if there are any young teens like me with tinnitus out there and what’s your story?

      I’m 15, almost 16, and developed tinnitus from earbuds. I’m around 2 months in now and my tinnitus varies quiet a bit. It's a 2-4 out of 10, sometimes a 5 (not usually that bad but a 5 is when I can hear it over my usual masking device which is a quiet ceiling fan).

      My tinnitus isn’t that bad but it can still be quite scary.

      If you are not a teen with tinnitus, do you know anyone who is?
       
    2. ASilverLight
      In pain

      ASilverLight Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Neck + ETD
      I don't currently know any teens with tinnitus, but three friends of mine have had tinnitus since their teens. They've adjusted fine, and live perfectly happy and fine lives now.
       
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    3. Tybs

      Tybs Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Fall from stairs
      One of my friends is not a teen anymore, but he's had T for quite a while now: one single tone that he can hear most of the time. He never notices it in his current days, he only got reminded of it because of my tinnitus onset.
       
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    4. Clare Johnson
      Asleep

      Clare Johnson Member

      Location:
      NY
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sinus infection/lyme or bartonella
      I'm 22? Lol now I feel old. But have had tinnitus for about 4 months. You're not alone!
       
    5. Shaqz

      Shaqz Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/10/19
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      I’m 21 and I recently got tinnitus in December, I know many who got it around my age so you are not alone.
       
    6. ASilverLight
      In pain

      ASilverLight Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Neck + ETD
      I'm also no longer a teenager, but I'm 23 which is still pretty young. One of the friends I mentioned has had tinnitus since age 10, another since age 15. Like I said, both are perfectly fine and only notice theirs in quiet rooms/when trying to sleep. They go to the movies, restaurants, date, go on holidays on planes etc - their lives are completely normal. As long as you protect your ears from now on, you should be able to live a very happy life too.
       
    7. arcanesystem
      Pensive

      arcanesystem Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I'm turning 23 tomorrow and I'm into my third year with tinnitus. Before my current monster, I've actually been able to barely hear a very faint wavering noise in complete silence since I was 12, but it never bothered me.
       
    8. Yas

      Yas Member

      Location:
      London
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/11/19
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Perforated eardrum
      im also no teen but 24 and have had it for a couple of months now. I got it from a perforated eardrum. Mine can be quite loud. Sucks :’(
       
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      AUTHOR
      Tommo5

      Tommo5 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      25/01/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      earbuds, hearing loss in right ear, noise induced
      Thanks for the response, hope your tinnitus turns out ok.
       
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      AUTHOR
      Tommo5

      Tommo5 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      25/01/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      earbuds, hearing loss in right ear, noise induced
      Sometimes when i think about it while laying down it goes significantly louder, but when I don't think about it, it fades away.
       
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      AUTHOR
      Tommo5

      Tommo5 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      25/01/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      earbuds, hearing loss in right ear, noise induced
      Hows your tinnitus been along those 4 months? Any improvements?
       
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      AUTHOR
      Tommo5

      Tommo5 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      25/01/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      earbuds, hearing loss in right ear, noise induced
      Thanks for the support.
       
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      AUTHOR
      Tommo5

      Tommo5 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      25/01/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      earbuds, hearing loss in right ear, noise induced
      Thanks for the support, I hope mine turns out like theirs.
       
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    14. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Tommo5

      Tommo5 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      25/01/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      earbuds, hearing loss in right ear, noise induced
      Hope everything gets better for you.
       
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    15. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Tommo5

      Tommo5 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      25/01/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      earbuds, hearing loss in right ear, noise induced
      I hope your tinnitus gets better, what on a scale of 1 to 10 would you rate yours?
       
    16. Yas

      Yas Member

      Location:
      London
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/11/19
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Perforated eardrum
      thank you, same with you!
      I’d say it’s about a 4 usually. Sometimes if I’m having a good day, 2-3. I can hear it over most things like the tv, music etc. And when I’m really tired it’s a 5!
      You?
       
    17. Clare Johnson
      Asleep

      Clare Johnson Member

      Location:
      NY
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sinus infection/lyme or bartonella
      @Tommo5

      I feel like I have a very weird situation. It was mild at first (like the day I got it, it was only in my left ear) and then I took steroids (like everyone on this site says to do if you catch it in the early days to possibly reverse it), but it made it worse and spread to my head and right ear.

      Over the next 2 or so months it changed a lot and I saw some improvements, but I knew something was still wrong. I went to a good ENT in NYC and I had a huge sinus infection the whole time. She gave me antibiotics and steroids. The first day of taking them the tinnitus almost completely disappeared!! I was like cool this is my magic bullet. But after like 3 days it came back back and worse. I even asked the doctor for another round of steroids after to see if the effect would come back but it didn't.

      SO I'm back at square one. Not much improvements. Steroids have seemed to be my enemy.
       
    18. Snake
      Scared

      Snake Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Long term playing computer games on headphones.
      I have had tinnitus since i was 13 in 2011.

      22 this year and it's a lot worse than it was and I also developed hyperacusis :(
       
    19. Jack V

      Jack V Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Something Wicked This Way Comes
      I'm fairly new to tinnitus myself but here's a few things I've learned that might be helpful:

      1) Your age is actually a benefit in terms of healing -- younger people seem to have a greater ability to heal. So, that's good!

      2) There are medical treatments available that can improve your outcome BUT are time sensitive. In other words, the earlier you do them, the better they work, and if you wait too long, they don't work at all.

      3) Young people with tinnitus are sometimes dismissed by their doctors as experiencing something trivial that doesn't rise to the level of needing actual treatment.

      As you can see, number 3 can be in conflict with number 2.

      If you're not taken seriously by a doctor, you may lose the opportunity to treat your tinnitus in its early stages which is when some of the more common treatments may be effective. Let's say, for example, your tinnitus doesn't just go away (which it might, but let's say it doesn't), and you find a doctor in a year who takes it seriously. The problem is, at that point treatments that might've been effective early on will no longer be effective.

      Therefore, without knowing much about your actual circumstances, what I would do if I were you is:

      Find an appropriate doctor (ENT who treats tinnitus) who will take it seriously AND... do this as soon as possible!

      Good luck.
       
    20. Juan

      Juan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Several causes
      You are very young and also your tinnitus is recent, so there are good chances that you will adapt to it and it may also go away in time.

      Be careful with noise. Hyperacusis is way worse than tinnitus.
       

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