Hello, everyone. I am new to tinnitus (12/2015) and also new to online forums. Am a little overwhelmed by all the new information (pink noise, purple noise, habituation, hyperacusis ..) but I love what I am reading in this forum. So good to know that I am not alone. Really thought I was losing my mind. My tinnitus - which sounds like a wall of sizzling cicadas - began (I think) from several weeks of high dose ibuprofen prescribed by a doctor for leg pain. Gradually became aware that there were cicadas in the living room, cicadas in my bedroom, cicadas everywhere - no they were in my head. I have not wanted to face this noise but have gathered from the threads that I have read that I need to go to an Audiologist and see what is what. Thanks in advance for any words of wisdom at the beginning of my journey.