Hi. I woke up on 5/3/2015 with ringing in my right ear that varies between a high pitch and hissing. After it didn't go away I went to see an ENT the next day and had my ears cleaned out and it magically went away (I have connections to ENT's because my wife is an Audiologist). It was gone for the rest of the day and then on Tuesday morning it was back. My wife said it would go away, but it didn't. I went to see another ENT at her office the next Monday. I have a very mild hearing loss which is the same in both ears and did not have any fluid behind my ears. So his answer was basically just live with it. I don't have any of the other symptoms of things that might be problematic given the ringing is only in one ear (acoustic neuroma, meniere's disease). Some of my friends think it could be driven by stress. The ENT thought it would fade significantly or go away within a few months, but I don't know. I'm extremely worried it will never go away and I'll have to live with this. I'm worried about functioning at work as I have a high level job that requires me to be completely focused on work relationships, communications and problem solving. This is dominating my thoughts and I've a hard time distracting myself from constantly hearing it and recently started having panic attacks again. I realize that I've only had this for 12 days but these have been the longest 12 days I've ever experienced. I'm 51 years old. Benadryl seems to help with the intensity but it makes me tired so not a great option at work. I can sleep if I take Ambian or a Benadryl but only for 3-4 hours and so I have to take another one in the middle of the night. Just needing to find anyone who has had a similar onset. Because I have equal hearing in both ears the doctors think it will fade or go away but I really don't know. Has anyone else had stress related Tinnitus? Did it eventually go away? I have been under a tremendous amout of stress the last several months both mentally and physically (torn muscle in my shoulder). I know I'm supposed to work on coping and ignoring the sound but I haven't been able to find a sustainable approach to do that. I'm getting very depressed. Any words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated.