Maybe mine is typical which is why I'm asking. It is not that loud but when I'm trying to sleep it's terrible. I sometimes get a ring in my right ear that is just a ..ring? It doesn't bother me nearly as much and I think I've always gotten it when I have a hangover or something and it goes away. The one that I have had since my ear infection is not loud but SO high pitch. Do you think that is why I am having such a problem? Or maybe everyone has it like that. I don't know. It sounds like you are trying to ride a rusty bike and you need to use some WD40 and while its not loud you just want to cover your ears because the high pitch almost hurts?