Hi everyone. I'm new here and found this site the other day. I haven't been diagnosed by a doctor- yet- but I'm sure I have tinnitus. In fact, I know I have it. I'm female and just turned 60 2 weeks ago, although I feel like I'm still in my 20s s I suffer from mild depression and not so mild anxiety/panic-GAD. Have for over 20 some years. For the past 3 weeks I was having a lot of sharp stabbing right ear pain. Had it checked out twice at the dr- nothing showed up as far as infection. My inner ears looked normal despite the sharp pain. Now the pain has subsided. it comes & goes occasionally now and the pain is no where as severe as it was at first. In fact is really not much to talk about. But now I have dizziness- like an imbalance type of dizziness that comes & goes but for right now as I'm typing this, it's been several hours with the dizziness. Also I have occasional ringing in either ear that last for 10-15 seconds then goes away and this is kind of loud. I also have noticed, that as of yesterday, I have constant ringing/buzzing/hissing at a lower intensity. It never goes away. I say I noticed it yesterday because I've been so consumed over the past weeks to find out what my pain and imbalance dizziness was, that I just never paid attention to what I have thought was 'normal' sound in my ears. So I can't say for sure if this is actually a new problem or I have had this constant ringing for a few years. How odd is that! I do get a whooshing/heart beating sound in my right ear occasionally but goes away immediately when I turn my head. I've had this sound on/off for a long time- maybe years. Right now my heart is beating out of my chest- I am terrified!- the dizziness is frightening me. Can anyone talk me down? I'm too scared to go to the doctor Sorry this is so long- so if you've read this far-- thank you!