Hi All! First noticed my ear ringing on January 17, 2016 while watching a TV show. I could hear it on both ears but more prominent on the right. I immediately thought it was a brain tumor as I'm a bit of a hypochondriac. I panicked and was anxious about it. I finally saw an ENT specialist on February 5th after I had a mini breakdown. The Doctor did an ordinary hearing test and my hearing was perfect. He said my tinnitus was caused by inflamed eustachian tubes and some fluid in my middle ear from my allergies and prescribed nasal spray (2 weeks) and steroids (6 days) to drain the fluid. He assured me the ringing will go away. (It hasn't. Yet?) I can only hear my T when it is quiet and I focus on it. (Of course, I am currently always focused on it as I’m constantly trying to determine if it’s still there or not.) Whenever I am genuinely busy at work, I do not notice/hear it. I had a great morning this past Saturday, February 13th, where I did not hear it at all and was in an amazing mood. Then, something flipped in me and my mood turned. Surely enough, the ringing was back that afternoon which bummed me out. Today marks a month since this whole ordeal started and I’m getting tired of always monitoring my ears. Last night, I used a ‘relaxing’ app at night to help mask the noise for me to get some sleep but I find that whenever I do that, my T is really loud after I wake up. I wonder if it’s because the app reminds me of the T. For about 30 minutes today, I sat in silence and let it roar in my head. During that time, there were moments when I couldn’t hear the T. Huh. I’m going to try and not use masking for a few nights and see if that helps my mornings. I have a follow-up appointment with the ENT on March 4th. I’m hoping by that time I can tell him the ringing is gone or is no longer noticeable and he was right.