Hello! My name is Jessica and I have had tinnitus for 2 months now. One day at work my head started feeling funny and I couldn't hear. It was almost like I was in an airplane at higher altitude. I went to the Dr. and they diagnosed it as a middle ear infection even though there was no pain and I didn't have any throat pain, cough or congestion. The antibiotics they prescribed weren't working so I went back and a different Dr. put me on prednisone. When that wasn't working I went to an ENT and they diagnosed me with Sudden Hearing Loss. I was put on anti-virals, more prednisone (which was hell!) and had 3 steroid shots in my middle ear. I did regain some of my hearing but I ended up with tinnitus. I'm not sure what to do with my tinnitus. The ENT doesn't advise me at all on my tinnitus. I have searched the internet for some course of treatment to make this more bearable but that was pretty much to no avail. This has been such a maddening roller coaster for me. I try to stay positive but as time goes on and there is no lessening of the tinnitus I feel very helpless and hopeless. I am very happy to have found this group and I welcome any advice or encouragement that can be passed my way!