I've been lurking here for a while, and I am making this thread both to introduce myself and to get people's thoughts on what exactly is going on with me, and what I should expect. First off, I should probably say that I am probably a bit of a weird case. I have voluntary control over my tensor tympani muscles in my middle ear, and for a few years now I've had this nervous tic where I tense those muscles over and over. For a while, my ears had this "full" feeling, and I figured I was causing damage by tensing this muscle, but I was told by ENTs that this was impossible. Anyways, I have tinnitus now. I'm not entirely sure when it began. I think I had a low hissing/static sound for about a month before I noticed that there was a much higher pitched, intermittent screeching sound in my right ear. It was very faint, but audible enough that I could hear it. I'd already been obsessing about my hearing on account of the fullness, so I pretty much launched into full obsessive mode over the tinnitus. Since then, it's fluctuated in loudness and type, but right now I would say it's the worst it's been. I am not sure how much of it is psychological, and how much of it is just "there". I've had my hearing tested and told it's fine. I saw another ENT and I was told that there was some inflammation in my sinuses, and that I some slight Eustachian tube dysfunction, so I took flonase for a month and went back. She said my Eustachian tubes seemed fine. She said it was likely that the tinnitus was from that, but the problem is that it's still there, and seems to be getting worse. So I don't know what to think anymore. I had hyperacusis for a while, but that's not as bad now. I think a lot of it was just me freaking out and worrying about sounds making the tinnitus worse. So I really don't know how much of this is psychosomatic. I've been on a number of drugs at this point, including clonazepam, seroquel, and metazalone. I'm still tensing that middle ear muscle, along with tensing my jaw, so maybe I am irritating the trigeminal nerve and that's what's causing it? I don't have any hearing loss and I didn't hear any suddenly loud sound that caused it. I just don't understand why it seems to be getting worse, and I worry that it will continue to become worse. Right now it's sort of like there are crickets in my ears. It's sort of like, the sound a laptop hard drive makes when it's being read, except higher pitch. I can't pin down any particular tone in hz because it's not a pure tone. I've seen people on here post about visual snow syndrome, which can cause tinnitus, and I do think that my vision is a bit static-y, though maybe that is just me obsessing too much. What do you guys think?