I made a thread in the other support forum, but no one answered me. I had a terrible cold (worst in my life) for almost a month, and now my Tinnitus has changed. I've had ringing and hissing in my ears for longer than I remember, but now, I'm not really sure how to describe it. My ears are sensitive to loud, shrill noise, and the sounds are distorted. That's the best way I can explain it. It's like beeps being overlaid on normal sounds. On top of that, I've got a wierd fluttering feeling in my ears from sound as well. I'm absolutely terrified, and my appointment with the ENT is weeks away. Please, has anyone had something similar happen to them. Is this the start of Hyperacusis? Something worse? I'm so scared. Can anyone help me, or tell me what's going on?