I just took a very hot bath which not only soothed my mind, but it made my ringing cease for the duration of the bath. I did hear an intense beating in my left ear, which is the ear that is primarily affected by T. This is great news, seeing as I have a sinus infection, my body temp going up was pumping blood at a fast and heavy pace. It also seemed to open up my E-tube (that's my guess, since the ringing stopped). My right ear felt completely unplugged, but as I type this now it gets the vacuum feeling when I swallow and is staying plugged to the point where I can sort of hear myself talking. It's done this before, and usually opens back up. The T did come back at its soft level soon after getting out, though. But this is a good sign, isn't it? A temporary relief shows signs of a full recovery in the near future...thoughts? Update: Since my right ear was plugged for a bit (it's clear now) I noticed the ringing at the same volume in my right ear while I was inhaling steam from hot water. I highly recommend steam for anyone who is having congestion with their tinnitus.