Hello All... I've had Tinnitis for about 15 years and just recently it has gotten a lot worse. I have noticeable hearing loss in my left ear as compared to the right. Never had it tested, I just notice a difference. T is worse on the left side, a lot worse. About a week and a half ago I started taking doctor prescribed Ephedrine and began a very low carb diet in an effort to drop a few pounds. Might be coincidence the the T got worse about the same time I started taking Ephedrine, might not. Either way, I stopped taking them today. The hearing loss is from a combination of things over the last 30 years. 4 years in the Air Force working around running jet engines, one or two scuba diving related ear issues, driving race cars with no ear protection and working in noisy industrial environments. I'm seeing a doctor this week who will test my hearing. He is also supposed to be well versed in T. So that's my story in a nutshell. Hoping this new level of T is not a permanent thing. Even in a crowded restaurant, the screeching in my left ear is louder than anything else.