Hi everyone my name is Chris, I am from the UK and currently living in Japan. I have had tinnitus almost for as long as I can remember and I am almost 30. Predominantly in my right ear, just a constant high pitch static noise and a lower pulsing sound. My hearing is also bad in my right ear, while the left ear is fine. The right ear constantly feels blocked and gets much worse when I have a cold or illness. I think it is either caused by trauma to my jaw (got hit hard by a football when I was about 14) causing my jaw to constantly click (I think this is TMJ but it is seemingly unrecognised by the NHS!), an ear infection when I was 15, or from listening to loud music (although I am skeptical about this because as I said, the hearing in my left ear seems fine). Thought it was about time to sign up to the forum, as I have been reading so many other peoples posts. Even though my T is quite loud and constant, I am usually unaware of it, unless it flares up because I am ill, or I am in a really quiet place. Plus the day after drinking alcohol can be bad too. Anyway, sadly I don't have any miracle cures, but I am proof that you can live with and get one with T (most of the time), so happy to try and pass on any advice and experience as a long term sufferer!