Hi all , I'm New here. My name is Joseph Harney and i'm a computer tech ( 30 years wasted in the field ) and a wanna be podcaster. Actually i'm still very good at PC and Servers - so if anyone needs help - i give good tips. I was told i have Tinnitus last month ( November 2014 ) in my right ear. I'm 57 going on 58. And to think i wanna do live internet podcasting now this ?! I'm feeling down because i lost my silence. I have a constant ringing in my right ear and sometimes a feeling of fullness. I ended with a full panic attack and everything went down hill last Sunday. I got dizzy and had spasms in my chest so i ended up in the hospital for 6 hours. I was discharged the same day. I'm new here and i see i'm not alone, but i am still scared. I currently take Xanax .50mg for a panic disorder ( been on it for 7 years ) and high pressure pills called Enipril ( altace ) 10mg for about 6 years. I'm not sure if these meds finally caught up to me to cause this T. Been told my Choslestrol is border line on the high side. ( yep im over weight by 90 pounds ) I was seen by an ENT who looked in my ears and found no wax. He did a hearing test and compared it to the one last year. I have some hearing lose and he explained to me this can cause T, pluse maybe my age. He said it is coming from the brain. In January of 2015 he wants to run another test i forgot the name of it. I gotta also tell you i used to play my music LOUD. I can really use the support because some days it drives me crazy. I live in Brooklyn NY and i'm seeking out a support group so i can get out the house. Sometimes i play sound therapy i find on Youtube. Sounds like running water/rain/fans, etc. Sometimes it help, but not always. Anyone know of any support groups in Brooklyn Now I'm listening to Beethoven ( yeh i know he went deaf ) maybe i should switch to Mozart and he died young. Hmmm maybe Franz Lizst or Jerry Goldsmith ( he did soundtracks ) I must maintain my sense of humor or this T is gonna hurt me. Ah John Williams he's still around !!! Paganini anyone ? The ENT gave me Lipo - Flavonoid. I'm like WTF. Vitamins and some secret propriety formula. What the heck. So i tried it. Not sure if this works or not. I hear the Germans and Brits have T Clinics ( can't post links - oh well ) Acoustic CR Neurimodulation I just found this today. But they have no clinics in the USA. I wonder what the ATA thinks of this. Anyway - i hope i am welcomed here and i hope i didn't violate any forums rules, because i have no place to turn too in New York. It is now 12-24-2014 @ about 2:30 am working on someones PC and this website for my possible talk show ( now there will be a T section on the show). I find if i keep myself busy it helps a bit. But i want the T to go away. Oh one more thing ( Columbo ) - I'm William Shatner fan so i saw his youtube video on his experience with T while filming a star trek episode called Arena ( the Original series ). Anyway - I wish all you guys and girls the best and hope one day we All find Peace from this wicked T. Please have a safe Christmas, Hanukkah or some unknown holiday i know nothing about and may this New Year be your best.