About year ago it started. I got flu and my left ear was clogged about a month. I started hear whoosing sound with my heartbeat. Before that I had mild infection in that same ear. Doctor gave me eardrops then, but tinnitus started after second ear infection. When I was child I had many infections in my left ear. It's been hard to sleep, because whoosing/pulsing sound is so loud. I have fan at night. It's been a year now and I still can't believe this happend. There are better days, but it's still hard.