Hello, I have had tinnitus for about twelve years. It progressed from distant ringing on a rainy day to the 'horro' that it is now. I'm glad to have found a place to vent. The Doctors say there is nothing they can do. I've tried all the masking and it seems to be louder than any of them. I have musical tinnitus now. I was never exposed to loud music, but, am a musician. I played the organ in church and I think it is tied in with that somehow. I hear up and down up and down the scales with a drumbeat that sounds like a washing machine keeping time. A slapping noise. I think it could drive a person over the edge without the help of God. I don't know if I am doing this entry properly, so I will end, and submit it. Thank you all for being here.