Hi everyone! I've been reading for a week or so and I thought I'd finally join. I've had tinnitus for what feels like my entire life. I've always had a ringing in my ears, but it never bothered me and I never noticed it unless I thought about it. Perhaps I was habituated to it because I had dealt with it for so long. I don't ever remember struggling or trying to fight it off or panicking about it. I actually thought it was normal to hear a constant ringing! Anyways, what's weird is that for the past week or so, I have suddenly started noticing and becoming hyperaware of my T. I don't know if it's louder or what happened. Maybe I read something about tinnitus and just started thinking about it more and more and now I'm constantly aware (lame). Luckily I am not panicking and am still functioning and mostly enjoying life. I do have genetic hearing loss and wear Widex Clear hearing aids. My T is a loud ringing that occasionally changes in tone and severity. Sometimes my hearing will go dimmer for several seconds or minutes. I am on Prozac, BuSpar, mirtazapine, and birth control. I've been on taz and birth control for a long time; the Prozac and BuSpar are new (and sorely needed, so giving them up isn't an option). I know I'm lucky because I have been sleeping well (mirtazapine is great). I have a history of severe insomnia (unrelated to my T) and my heart goes out to those of you who lose sleep over T. One interesting and slightly embarrassing fact is that I got out of the psych ward (depression and anxiety) exactly a week ago and that's when I started becoming hyperaware of the T. I was put on Prozac and BuSpar during my stay. I was in a dark place for reasons unrelated to T and I've found that the medication helps. But now I'm considering that one of them was the trigger for my de-habituation. Which would be a huge shame, because I don't want to discontinue either and risk going back to depression and anxiety. Anyone else experienced this? Where you were habituated or never thought about it and suddenly it just started bothering you? Do anyone of you have experience with Prozac or BuSpar?