Hi everyone, I have tinnitus for 6 days now. And it has been the worst days of my life. I'm completely deaf in my right ear from birth but my left ear was just fine until a few weeks ago. At first I started hearing distorted and muffled sounds so I figured this is just some ear wax building up and I booked an appointment to the doctor to get that fixed. However, after the doctor cleared up both my ears, I felt like something is still not right and sound is still distorted. The doctor sent me to a hearing test and that's when I discovered I have lost my hearing in the upper frequencies. I really have no idea how that could happen... I'm still in my 30s and I always tried to protect my left ear when I went to loud places. Now it makes me feel sad when I listen to the same music I used to love because it sounds distorted or out of tune. Maybe it will just take some time for my brain to adjust to the missing frequencies ... I don't know. But that was not the worst part as you can probably guess. 6 days ago I woke up at 4:30 AM with very load and high pitched tinnitus that was driving me mad. I was unable to go back to sleep and every minute of sleep is a struggle ever since. I've had very little sleep in the days since and even if I'm completely exhausted and start to doze off, I get re-awakened by that awful T. It is a constant distraction and it makes it difficult to concentrate at work or when I try to study. The only time I get a relief is in the shower. And I've started taking longer and longer showers to try to escape. I started to obsessively search every bit of information on tinnitus and found that I'm not alone in this fight. But I was still feeling completely gutted and horrified by the thought of never getting rid of the this. Reading through the forum here gave me some hope and today I decided to follow some of the advices I found and start exercising. I went out for jog and when I returned I did feel somewhat better. I'm completely drained by this struggle and I really hope that I could get some sleep tonight.