I worked construction for several years but mostly in the supervision area. Wore the ear protection since the mid 80s on jobs. Would wake up and on average about every 3 months have a low level chirping noise in the morning that would last just a few minutes and stop. This went on for around 2 years before I woke up one morning with the high pitch noise that sounded mostly in my right ear and has since went to both ears. I felt like it started because I had came back from Florida feeling really good and decided to level my front yard with a load of soil. It was fairly warm for early April so I thought I would move a few loads and stop. Well 1 neighbor came over to help and before long there where 3 helping me to move it all. I drank plenty of fluids but worked 6 hours longer than I planned. I had the worst muscle cramps I had ever experienced and cramped places I couldn't believe would cramp. 2 days after that I woke up with tinnitus and muscle aches in my back and neck that seem to change from one spot to another. My doctor took me off of 20mg Crestor and the muscle pain stopped which I was able to start back on at 5mg without problems. I believe my body went through some kind of shock for me to start having T and problems with my Crestor at the same time. My ENT said I do have some hearing lost and I told him that 90% of the time when I'm having a low noise day, it really picks up when I shower, like some nerves are being aggravated. Here's hoping for a cure in the near future. I had problems getting to sleep and even carrying a conversation when it first started and didn't care if death would come. I then got a MP3 player called a Sansa clip and found a sound that would almost mask the noise. I used a pink noise I downloaded from Amazon music because the white noise wouldn't mask it. I started with a small head set but later found a head band with speakers that were more comfortable to sleep in. Funny how your brain wouldn't rest with the noise from within but with the external sound I could finally sleep. My Family Doctor tried me on 100mg Zoloft a year after it started, which I had heard helped some people, me it just kicked up the volume and after 6 weeks of misery and 0 days of any relief, I threw them in the trash. Now I'm still trying to cope with the higher pitch it seemed to have started. I don't know what the future for a cure holds but this sure has changed my life. Good Luck and God Bless anyone with T.