Hi everyone I just joined, and I'm asking a question I can't seem to find anywhere. Last week, I learned that my father has contracted severe tinnitus, rather suddenly. Immediately after the call, I started imagining what Tinnitus would sound like, in an effort to better understand what he was going through. As of that evening, I've had this high pitched ringing in my head, which I hear all the time. It's startlingly similar to this: What tinnitus sounds likeWatch this video on YouTube except that it's quieter. Most of the time, I forget it, but then every now and then I'll notice it again. I am worried that I'm imagining the whole thing, but it's now been 5 days, and not just a random night. I've lost 3 separate nights sleep over it, and the more I think about it the worse it gets. Basically, I'm starting to sound a lot like people with Tinnitus! I think I've heard the noise before when I haven't been able to sleep, often due to high blood pressure or playing sport too late or something. Is it possible that I have imagined my way into having this!??!?! The sound is there alright. When I block my ears or put ear plugs in, it's all I can hear... but I never had a prolonged period like this before that phone call. I'll be gutted, cause I'm only 31 yrs old and I have a long time to put up with this if it's permanent! Has anyone else ever encountered this, where thinking about Tinnitus has caused them to hear a ring they hadn't previously noticed?