I have had a loud high-pitched ringing in both of my ears for the past year now?

Hi, i have had a loud high-pitched ringing in both of my ears for the past year now. it starts out of nowhere and leads to ringing and then slight loss of hearing. It sounds like a dog whistle and heaviness in my ears. I am a 15 year old Female, healthy and no medications. I told my mother and she said, she thinks it’s Tinnitus. What could it possibly be? It has been getting worse. and after the ringing happens my ears ache. nowhere. I could be walking or sitting and it still happens. I have had my hearing checked when i was little because the doctors thought i had a problem with hearing. Turns out i didn’t have a problem until now. Could i be losing my hearing? i’m getting worried about the ringing. What could it be? Thank you.

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Ayman Darrag
6:33 am

Hi and welcome to question doctors.com
This could be tinnitus due to meniere’s disease or cerumen (ear wax) impaction, otitis media, ear or hearing trauma ..
The first test is audiometry to rule out sensorineural or conductive hearing loss.
Full blood count to look for anemia
Thyroid function tests to determine hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism
Lipid profile for elevated cholesterol
Fasting glucose for diabetes
You of course need to be examined by a specialist..

Dr. S
Dr. S
6:31 am

i would recommend that you take a hearing test as well as a MRI