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I am a thirteen year old boy and have been hearing a ringing noise in my ears since before I can remember. It's not that loud, but I can hear it if it is silent, I can hear it if I try and focus on it with moderate ambient noise levels (i.e. a conversation with one other person) but I cannot normally hear it with higher ambient noise levels, such as in a classroom where a group discussion is taking place, around moving cars or listening to music. I've never noticed it before because I just assumed that's "The Sound Of Silence" (Simon & Garfunkel). And I only descovered that there may be a chace of this not being normally in science class today where we were doing sound and hearing and miss talked about Tinnitus. I, ofcourse put my hand up and said that I thought that it was normal and she replied that all she can hear in silence is the sound of her own heart. Some of my friends agreed with her and one or two said that in complete silence they can just about hear a slight ringing or hissing. My mother said that in silence she can also hear a slight ringing or hissing but she does not believe it to be Tinnitus but the transfer of fluid because, like some of my friends, it is very quiet and she can only hear it in silence. So, with everyones opinions divided, I am really looking for another opinion. To be honest, at the moment it doesn't really bother me but I know that these things can only get worse.
Thank you very much for reading this post, and if you reply thank you very much aswell!
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