Hi all, in the past week my tinnitus has been really kind to me - I've slept well and not really noticed it until I get to bed. However, today I came out the shop with shopping bags, and an un-silenced moped came past very close to me. It was very loud, must have been way in excess of 100db as I could feel my ears tickling/vibrating and it was painful. Since then my tinnitus has got louder, unfortunately I couldn't block my ears due to the bags. IS this likely to be permanent increase? Or just a spike. I really don't understand what makes the tinnitus permanently worse and what causes a temporary increase. Would anybody be able to explain please?