I'm a 66 YO White Male, had T as long as I can remember.....I had several bouts of ear infections and tonsillitis when I was young. It didn't really bother me too much, hardly noticing the ringing during most of my life. I enjoy soft rock music and oldies, love NASCAR and to that end, its NASCAR that really exacerbated the T. I went to a NASCAR race at Martinsville Speedway in 2003. We had seats just under the pavilion and remember the noise was so loud it hurt my ears, even with earplugs in. Since then, my T has been getting worse and now it's to the point I need constant external noise to keep from going bonkers. I saw this site after doing research on Tinnitus Miracle book. Just as I thought, it a scam, but it led me to this site where I can do real research on T. Thank you for "listening".