I'm 18 years old, female, and I have a constant ringing in one of my ears. It's been like this for 2 weeks now and it doesn't stop. I'm scared it's gonna last forever I'm also worried it's self inflicted because I often listen to loud music, especially at clubs. It's really hard to not focus on it and I have to go to sleep with music on atm. luckily I can only hear it when it's quiet, but I'm worried it's going to get worse and I don't think I could cope with it any louder. I'm going to the doctors on Tuesday but I'm just so upset over it. I've already purchased some ear plugs for when I next go out, and havnt listened to music loud.
I want to try and train my brain to not hear it anymore but because I'm so anxious I can hear it constantly atm.
Can tinnitus be temporary? or is there anything I can do to minimise it/get rid of it.
I'm also getting abit of pain in my ears, and they feel quite blocked, but the sound is only in one.
I can best describe the sound as when you rub your fingers around the rim of a wine glass, it's high frequency but the sound goes up and down abit.
Please help. I'm only 18 xx