I have lived with tinnitus for the past 30 years and it's always there but I and thought I had coped well with it. Well now it's back so loud that here I am up at 3am trying to get some help! There are two factors. I had heavy irritation in the ears a couple of months ago and doctor said I had an ear infection and prescribed antibiotic tablets then atibiotic drops so this could be the cause.My ear infection has cleared up but my ears feel full all the time and the tinnitus is heavy. However, last year I visited a physio for another problem who worked on my neck very gently. Whilst he was doing this I suddenly lost the tinnitus and it went completely quiet, it was like a light being switched off, however immediately he twisted the neck again the tinnitus returned. Also when I fall asleep in the chair and my head falls back I always awake with heavy tinnitus. Yesterday I actually lost the noise for a whole day and how wonderful it was. But during the night it has returned. Has anyone else had the same trouble. Would be grateful of any help. Thanks for reading this.