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Hearing loss after shooting

I'm a 19 year old male that went shooting the other day. Being a stubborn 19 year old I didn't wear ear protection. I shot a .380 handgun for 5 rounds and a 9 mm handgun for 5 rounds. After I got done my ears were ringing like crazy. I couldn't hear a thing. It's been 4 days since I've shot the guns and my hearing is significantly better but I still have this annoying ringing in bit of my ears. I'm not so much worried about if I lost some hearing more than I am with this ringing in the ear. Does this last forever? Is there anything I can do to help it?
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No one can tell you for sure if and when the ringing will stop.  The same thing happened to my husband.  He took about four days to get the hearing back and, if I recall correctly, possibly two years for the ringing to stop.  For many people it takes a few weeks for it to quiet down.  I suffer from tinnitus and hearing loss, caused by Ménière's disease, so I know the panic and fear of being stuck with noise in the ears.  Avoid loud noises and check the Internet to see if any vitamins, minerals or supplements are helpful.  If you need to talk, just leave me a message.
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