Glad I've found this forum with people suffering the same condition as me. I live on an island with around 100,000 people and it's not easy to find people with tinnitus. My mom noticed I was complaining at ringing In my ears since I was 9 years old, I've have had major sleep problems throughout my life because of it. Just recently though ( going on 2 weeks now), my left ear has become full on blocked, with the ringing being 2x as worse and I'm full on deaf in this ear now. I have tried drops from the chemist and they did seem to unblock it slightly, but this only lasted a day or so and now it's fully blocked again. Booking to see the GP tomorrow to see what they think. If there is any recommendations that anyone has that they think could clear this up without having to see the doc, I would be more than grateful to hear them. Thanks all. Tony.