Hi, I am new to this group, having just joined because I'm thinking about puncturing my eardrum to get rid of the roaring in my right ear that I've suffered for over six years now. I lost all my hearing in that ear April 16, 2010 for no reason that my doctor could find. That is also when the roaring started. I have lived with it since then in the hopes that someone some way could restore my hearing, but I know it won't happen now. Because if I speak the truth this has caused many problems in my life and continue to do so, and codeine reducing my focus my concentration and my ability to work. I just have to be with rid of it so I'm thinking of having my doctor punch in my eardrum so that I do not have to live with this waterfall roaring in my ear 24/7. I joined because I want to see if anyone else has done this and to get some input. Any thoughts on the matter will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.