I have had tinnitus since 1994 when diagnosed with Meniere's Syndrome. The first clue was loss of hearing in one ear and sound of a fax machine echoing through both ears. An episode of vertigo diagnosed Meniere's. The worst part of this condition is the tinnitus. While the vertigo is under control (usually), the tinnitus is always with me. It varies by the level of stress in my life and now it's bigtime. I've now discovered by reading TT that I have pulsative tinnitus. So glad to know it has a name and that I'm not alone. This is fairly recent and not going away after several months. Three years ago I broke down and got hearing aids, though mainly for one ear. Now the PT has sent me back to the audiologist and hearing is much worse and equal in both years. And I'm not that old! I'm thankful for this website, as I don't know where else to turn.