For as long as I can remember, I've heard this high-pitched, internal, static noise. Up until this year, I only ever heard it in complete silence, so it didn't bother me, I wasn't even sure whether it was tinnitus or simply blood flow in my ear or something else minuscule. Starting this spring however, the noise has become increasingly more annoying and as I'm typing this, it's borderline not bareable. I've always been really careful not to expose my ears to too loud noise, as I'm really interested in music, and the thought of not being able to hear it as I used to is daunting. I visited a concert this summer, and wore earplugs while I was there, but was unable to during one 30 min show. I was covering one ear at the time, and the following day, I noticed a new resonating sound, different from the other, in the ear I hadn't covered. I've had troubles with eczema surrounding my ears for the last two years, and have been struggling with depression during the time this all went down, which is what I see as the most logical explanation to its sudden boom. This being said, the past months have been a lot more comfortable and less stressful, and yet my tinnitus has worsened, which makes me really concerned and frightened.