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I really need some advice, badly. 3 months ago I went shooting and forgot ear plugs. I shot about 20 rounds and when I got home my hearing was muffled and my right ear was ringing. It all got pretty quiet then I went to a party that was pretty loud and the ringing got even louder along with a hissing sound. Over time the ringing eventually subsides but every time I expose my ears to semi loud noises like somebody dropping a weight at the gym, breaking glass etc.. no clubs or shooting or anything that loud, the ringing comes back and eventually fades but the hissing keeps getting louder every time and doesent subside. I went to an ent after the 6th week and he said I have no hearing loss and cleaned out my wax. Still no progress. Then he prescribed prednisone which I only took for 2 days then had to stop. After all that i waited a few more weeks then went to an audiologist and got more advanced tests. Still no hearing loss at all , even with an advanced test that tests the reactions of the little hairs in the ear. She said I should be fine. I also have no bone structure changes either and no eustacian tube dysfunction. I eventually accepted it and got used to it.
Then last week somebody in the gym slammed a weight next to me and I immediately noticed my ear started ringing again and the hissing got even louder it had been about five days since the incident and the ringing is quieting down . But the hissing but is louder than ever. I'm terrified. Now I can't live this life anymore. Nobody will give me any answeres. My parents think I'm overreacting. Every time an incident happens it actually does get louder and from barely being able to hear it at home I can hear this everywhere I go. And I've looked in every tinnitus study and practice out there and there's nothing I can do! I'm dammed for the rest of my life.
I'm only 18 and now I can't even go to a restaurant because I'm afraid it will make it even worse. Does anybody have any idea that this will maybe go away? Because again I have no hearing loss. This has taken over my life and from a student who was about to graduate and go to a great collage (FGCU) im barely gonna graduate now and I lost my spot in my dream collage. Now I'm dammed, I'll be living with my parents till I die, I lost everything in my life, I'm afraid to go to the gym now, I lost all my friends, and I'm getting depressed.
Idk if I can do this much longer. The only thing keeping me going Is hope because I have no hearing loss. Does anybody have the same thing happen to them ? I thought maybe I have hypercausis, but I'm not sensative to noises, the hissing just gets worse. And if I was ever going to recover, wouldent this get better instead of worse because these noises aren't that loud. Please help !!!!!!!
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