I have visited this site quite a few times but have never introduce myself. I first got tinnitus 7 years ago,i am almost certain it was caused by the anti inflammatory tablets Diclofenic,i was prescribed them for a painful shoulder,the high pitched ringing in my ear started after taking them for one or two days and even though i stopped taking them the ringing never went away. I never found the doctors to be much help was just told to learn to live with it. I must admit i got used to the ringing and it did not bother me too much,also i have never had any trouble sleeping. However about 6 months ago things did get worse as i developed a 2nd sound,i can only describe as a low rumbling sound,at first i actually thought it was the tumble dryer until i realised it was in my own ear. Also i would get a roaring noise and my voice sounded like an echo. the doctor thought it could be a bit of ETD,since then it has settled down and its mainly just the ringing noise,i was told i was borderline for needing hearing aids and i have now got them and they have been good,when i am wearing them i hear no tinnitus,although it is still there when i take them out.