In May of 2009, while sitting in my living room, I suddenly lost hearing in my left ear and started having ringing and a roar. I'm still deaf and the tinnitus is still there. It never stops. I went to a doctor at an urgent care and he gave me antibiotics and steroids. He didn't check my hearing. At the time I thought I had bad allergies and my ear was clogged. I didn't know I was deaf. The next day I put a phone to my ear and couldn't hear a thing. After that realization I have seen two ENT's, had an MRI, several hearing tests and several rounds of steroids. The tests looked okay and the steroids didn't work. Nothing has helped. I'm still deaf in one ear and have horrible tinnitus. It seems that I have adjusted to the deafness fairly well, but the tinnitus is horrible. It never stops. Not even for a minute! It seems the doctors and nurses I see all have the same thing to say, they don't know what caused me to lose hearing or to have tinnitus. I hear things like, "that's go to be aggravating" or "I know what you're going through, when I was younger I got it from time to time." I've not received any treatment nor I have I been referred to someone who may be able to help. As of now, I still have no idea what caused all of this or what can be done. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I need relief from this!