Hi, ive had a mild form of tinnitus for over 10 years but as of Sunday 12th of this month at some point in the evening/Monday morning, it got worse. On the Friday night just before, I was at a local rock gig which was loud, the following night on the Saturday I was at a black tie ball, but the music was reserved and quiet. Probably inline with or less than what you'd get at a cinema. I don't recall any problems all day Saturday or Sunday morning. All I know is that I definitely knew by Monday that it was louder. I thought it was down to wax in my ears so I went and bought some otex and put a few drops in. At this point it got louder still from what I recall. I got an appointment with my GP who said I had impacted wax against my ear drum in my right ear. The appointment to get it removed was over a week away so I paid to have it micro suctioned the Saturday just gone. It's no better and I've been really stressing about it big time. I know you will hear stories like this a lot on this forum but I'm assuming because I'm A musician that it's noise related damage. What I don't understand is why I didn't notice until Sunday night/Monday morning and not immediately following the loud gig. As of now it's been around a week since it spiked. New symptoms include louder background hiss and a completely new intermittent high pitch squeal that changes frequency. The high pitch squeal (eeeeee) comes and goes randomly and there can be literally hours in between episodes. The first time this kicked in it was bad enough to give me a really bad headache because I just wanted it to stop. My questions to you all with experience is, is it likely to calm down in volume over the next few weeks if I keep loading up on vitamins etc, and is the intermittent high frequency noise likely to go away. Any personal experiences or advice of what to expect or what's likely would be greatly appreciated. GPs just severely lack knowledge on the subject.