Re: do i have permanent tinnitus?
I have heard that accidentally bumping an Ipod all the way up with ear buds can cause Tinnitus. After developing Tinnitus myself I have told several relatives and friends to be extremely careful with Ipods. Mine wasn’t caused by ear buds, but by unprotected ears and shotguns at an earlier age.
Only you will be eventually able to answer your question as to whether you will have Tinnitus forever. I have had it for almost a year. Mine is very loud, causes almost daily bad headaches, and serious sleep deprivation. I am more sensitive to loud noises than ever before.
A Neurologist / Ear-Nose-Throat specialist said that I have moderate hearing loss. He prescribed Valium, as well as the supplements Niacin and Lypoflavonoid. He said some people finally beat Tinnitus and some people have it forever. Mine hasn’t improved any at all that I can tell in eleven months.