My ear has been ringing for 3 weeks and thank god I am finally seeing an ENT this week. Anyway, I've also noticed that when I'm near an older TV it makes a screeching sound in my ear only audible to me and far louder than anything else in the environment. For example, last night I went out to a restaurant. The restaurant was fairly noisy and I was fine with it, but there was a TV on about 30 yards away from where I was seated and the "hum" of the TV was unbelievably loud and uncomfortable. What does this mean?