This is my first post. So happy to find this community however too bad the reason we are on this blog is because of a problem that has no cure. I was in church 4/5/15 and all of a sudden my left ear had a static noise in it. I have had this time to time (but not every single time) for many years after caffeine or a mixed drink or stress or congestion or aspirin so it did not bother me because it always went away after an hour or so. However it stayed constant all day and here it is 6 weeks later and no break. It's 24/7. It varies in loudness and sometimes I get 2 noises at the same time. I kept a journal which is turning out to be useless because I don't see any triggers that make it worse. It can get bad for no reason and more bearable for no reason no matter what is going on. Tried Ring Relief pills and drops. No help. ENT visit and MRI showed normal. Asked the ENT doc for a specialist he said there are none because there is no relief and no cure. He had a pamphlet for Arches Tinnitus and I tried that for 2 weeks but it immediately made the noise louder and it stayed that way all day. Plus it gave me heartburn and stomach distress. Maybe that was the garlic part of it. So like the rest of you since this seems like a life sentence I am trying to cope. Some days are just ok and others I feel anxious and depressed. I even broke out in hives for the first time from nerves. So I try very hard to stay out of the vicious cycle of feeling sorry for myself because its so easy to spiral down. So hard to believe there has been very little research when 50 million people have it. Good luck to all of you on this blog.