Well, this tinnitus thing really bites the big one. For me, it was like someone threw a switch in my head and turned it on. There was no advanced warning. Since that day in early January, I've had a constant, high pitched squeal in my ear. I've likened it to the sound from some department store fluorescent lights. I can see how this might drove someone mad. So far, I've been to the primary care doc, the audiologist and the ENT. Naturally, I've done my research along the way and was quite disheartened to learn there is virtually nothing that can be done. In my case, I started hunting and shooting when I was young, spent several years in the infantry then spent the rest of my life in commercial construction. In retrospect, I should have seen this coming. I will continue to explore options for some relief and would greatly appreciate any advice from the group.