Hi everyone. I am new to this forum.
I was diagnosed with tinnitus back in 2013, after an ear infection developed complications and turned into suffering from tinnitus intermittently over the next several months. I have never really had the same constant sound - it often shifts on a daily basis. I already suffer from anxiety, and tinnitus sent me into a bit of a spiral of constant worry and a feeling of hopelessness
Anyway, over the past couple of years, my tinnitus really called down. It went from an everyday annoyance to almost something I barely give a second thought.
Stupidly getting complacent, last week I went to my workplaces’s Christmas party which was at a club with very loud music. I normally use ear plugs at loud events but for whatever reason I forgot on this occasion. 2 days later and I am suffering for my complacency. Tinnitus is back and worse than ever, and it seems to be worse when hearing loud sounds at the moment, possibly linked to hyperacusis/extreme sensitivity to sounds. I am just praying that this is a temporary measure. I know most people get a bit of tinnitus after loud music events but because I have suffered with it before, I am very worried. I suppose I am just seeking some reassurance or advice on how to proceed from here? Thank you in advance for any responses.