Hi, I'm Paul, I'm new here. I've had tinnitus since about 2006, started off really quiet (same pitch) but now is crippling me - it's so loud ! Back in 2006 I had a hearing test done on the NHS and they registered silght hearing loss in one of the frequency ranges, but now its crazy loud, Infact I'm pretty scared to how loud its gonna to get !!! Back in 2006 I started to get heart palpitations too, which I continue to have, I wonder if the two are connected. Anyway, I decided to join a tinnitus forum - and not suffer in silience (ironic) ! This is hell.