Hello. I am nearly 15 which is next month. The start of this year I think it was 7th of January I had ringing in my left ear which started from my phone because I was watching something and I was panicking. Before i even had the ringing for about a year id be listening to loud music through earphones for a long tine. The next day I went to the doctors and she looked in my ears and said the left one had an infection. She gave me steroid spray for my ear and I think antibiotics. Then I went back to the doctors next week and it was a different woman and she said the infection's had gone. So I was worried my music had caused it because I still had the ringing. I didn't listen to music for a month until I went back again to the doctors and it was a man and he said I had to severe middLe ear infections in both ears he said the dead skin is on my ear drum which is causing the ringing and not my music. So he gave me more medication I can't remember what. Then I carried on using my earphones even though I had the ringing in both of my ears. I went back again and another doctor said I had ano ear full of wax which was my left one but my right was clear and there was no infection because it had gone. That was in April. Then she said it could be the type of music because I like rock. So I still used my earphones and I tried using headphones so it wouldn't be as bad but the ringing was still there. Then in June I went back and another doctor said my ears are clear and then booked me for a hearing test which I am still waiting for. She printed me off a tinnitus leaflet but never said I had it and she said it will go in time she thinks. So from February to August I've been using my headphones and earphones but now I'm worried I've damaged my ears to the point where the ringing won't go. My ears keep popping and my neck and spine feels stiff and I feel small bubbles in my ear sometimes and a little liquid but I went back to the doctors a week ago and he said my ears look fine he said he doubts the noise is permanent but he gave me nasal spray to clear any infection incase it hadn't gone. I also would use cotton buds and ram them into my ears and it would hurt but I'd still do it to clean them. I'm worried that if I wouldn't have listened to my music with the ringing it would be gone by now. I've looked on forums and people have said thatringing after again ear infection can take even 2 years to clear. Ive also seen people who stopped listening to music and the ringing went away a couple years after. Also my dad said my ears are growing so it will go in time. Everyone says it will but I'm still sca red it's permanent. Will it go? Please help I'm stressing so so much and I'm back in school in a week it's taking over my life. Also my ears have become very sensitive to noise lately like TV and cars and people and I feel like I can't hear as good as I used to my ears feel blocked but there's no wax so what's the cause of this constant ringing. Sometimes it gets louder and then other times I feel like it's gone but it come back. I've had this ringing 8 months straight please help me
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