Just thought I'd introduce myself. 45 year old. Started getting a high pitched noise in my ears a little over a week ago, initially mornings on waking up but this has become pretty much continuous. It has been keeping me awake and pretty much dominating my life - according to my doctor there is nothing can be done - it seems like a nightmare. I lost my youngest brother to cancer a couple of weeks ago and had a serious head injury ( knocked out and lost about an hour's memory) last November - maybe one or both of these has caused it. Today I pretty much broke down in front of my doctor and she gave me anti depressants. Not sure there is much more to say, that's me. I've never been great at coping.