Hi I started with a ringing in my ears after using a carpet cleaner for two days. This has happened before when using power tools or spending time in loud environments,however it has always previously cleared up after a few days but not this time. I went to my GP about 8 weeks later and was referred to a tinnitus clinic.they c tested my hearing and gave me a leaflet and sent me on my way,I suppose maybe the fact I didn't make a big deal of it and was managing it by always having music on or when quiet I read which managed to allow me to ignore it. A month later I read an article in the paper about a trial being done to treat tinnitus and so contacted the website address given , read the info they sent and applied to go on it.I was accepted on it as I.met the trial criteria along which was that the tinnitus must have occurred less than twelve months ago. I started the trial in last September and completed the initial phase last week, there was no improvement but I could have been one of those who received the placebo. I have started the second part the trial today where I will definitely be receiving the treatment.an injection in to my ear drum today , Tuesday and Wednesday.the purged will be monitored over the next few months and hearing tests done so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.