Hello, I stumbled across this forum and just joined. I have been dealing with this noise for about 20 years, maybe more. I am only 43, but I had early ear infections, military duty, etc... I also take some pain meds for my spine. sometimes, I can be listening to someone and the tinnitus can get to a loud hum to the point I can barely hear, but it is rare and in short durations. i hope to find answers here.