Hello, I'm new to the forum, and my tinnitus started fairly recently, a little over a week ago. I went out one night to a local restaurant and had a few tall beers (I'm a once a month drinker, only on social occasions). The next morning I woke up with a slight hangover, but a very noticeable ringing in the ears. After it persisted for a week, I made an appointment with my doctor, who referred me to an ENT. I had a hearing test done and was diagnosed with slight to moderate presbycusis at high frequencies(natural hearing loss, usually from old age/genetics. I am only 33 but genetics seems likely). They said it was not noise induced, which I agree with, and that tinnitus is usually associated with hearing loss. I am fine with the hearing loss, it isn't very noticeable and I don't need a hearing aid. The tinnitus is unbearable though, as I'm sure you all know. My main question is why did the tinnitus come on so suddenly? I am trying cutting out things that may have caused or exacerbated it - nasal sprays, coffee, occasional drinking, recreational drugs. Is there a chance it disappears? Has anyone here had a sudden onset that wasn't noise induced? It's been a really tough week, especially after realizing it's something I might have to endure forever. I'm a big reader and I can hardly read a page without getting distracted. Sleep has been equally awful. I appreciate your help, and hope to help in the future. Thanks.