Hi. My name's Bob and I live in the UK. I've had constant tinnitus in one ear for a week now. I'm trying my best to get on with life but finding it pretty hard. I've seen a nurse who confirmed no ear wax or perforated eardrum. So Now I'm waiting to see the doctor. I'm holding on to the fact that it may be fluid in the ear, and there's a possibility it may be treated and i'll lose the tinnitus. But reading online that seems unlikely. It's a really loud high pitch, constant screech. I've tried explaining it to a few people including my best friend, mum and girlfriend. They don't seem to understand just how bad it is. And they just assume it will go. I'm currently not feeling as optimistic. I just wish I could speak to a specialist who may be able to at least give me some real answers. At the moment it's a really lonely experience. I can't get any solid answers, I just have to keep wondering weather it's here for life, fluid in middle ear, ear infection, auditory neuroma, brain tumour, a lot to worry about, nothing to worry about, will get worse, will get better. I've got loads of questions and no one to give me a real answer. Anyway I was meant to be introducing myself, not having a moan. Bob, 34 years old, first week of tinnitus, live in the UK, like riding my bike or motorbike, playing x box, listening to Howard Stern, not usually a moaner I promise.