Greetings- I feel lucky to have stumbled upon this place. I put 2000 as the date my tinnitus started but honestly I don't ever remember not having it. I remember as a child having to try my hardest to separate the tones on hearing test in school from the tones I heard all the time. I honestly thought everyone heard them and didn't give it much thought. Fast forward 10 years to college when I discovered base music and competitive pistol shooting and things got moderately worse. Now I'm 45 and have developed pulsatile tinnitus to go along with my regular ringing. Ironically my years of dealing with my old affliction are actually helping me deal with my new one. Anyhow I hope to learn even more techniques for dealing with the noise in my head from members here.