Hi I am new to this thread. I have joined to help out fellow people that are experiencing these symptoms as I am. With proper treatment and care I have been getting relief from tinnitus in my right ear. I believe it started from military training in the gun range(1991) but I won't base that as the culprit. It all started from a minor ear infection I received from swimming in the ocean near subic bay. Yes I was in the army stationed there as well. I am now back in the US as a data base admin raising a family. With the lack of medical needs the minor turned into major. I believe I have permanent ear damage or an ear symptom with lead to permanent tinnitus. I have been using piracetam to treat this symptom and so far it has been the most effective treatment yet. SWIM has a dad who recommended this substance to me. He used it for cognitive impairment and it was from mental aging. I then looked into it and did extensive research and found out that it has helped and treated patients with acute tinnitus. Nice to meet everyone and I hope I get a chance to talk to all of you.