It breaks my heart. Middle school was really hard for me, and my tics grew worse during those years. Thankfully, I had a very understanding family, and my best friends had a relative with TS also, so they understood. Have you talked to your school counselor about your struggles. School counselors are there to help you manage issues like this so you can learn in an environment where you feel safe and accepted.
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Most people prefer a level of external sound that is just slightly louder than their tinnitus, but others prefer a masking sound that completely drowns out the ringing. Some people use commercial sound machines designed to help people relax or fall asleep. You can also use headphones, television, music, or even a fan.
A study in the journal Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience found that masking was most effective when using broadband noise, such as white noise or pink noise.