I've "whooshes" in my head for quite some time; I would especially get "whooshes" and "whirling" in my head when I turn my head to back up the car. What's that? I used to think...I told my doc about it once and he kind of just looked at me like I was probably imagining things.... Then it happend. February 24, 2008. My ears started ringing and they haven't stopped since. The stages that I went through: horror; anxiety; hope; agony; defeat; depression, denial, and acceptance. Or am I just kidding myself. Is this all taking its toll on me and that's why I feel so 'down and out'?