Hi, I've had PT for probably a year now, maybe 8 months? I never wrote it down and can't remember when it started. At first it was a bit annoying. Then I had breakdowns because the noise was so loud and wouldn't go away and drives me insane! I can't afford expensive tests so I have to pick only the ones I believe will really help me. I went to an ENT and he said I was SOOL unless I wanted an MRI. At the time I said I'll pass, because the result of the MRI would only provide him information on whether surgery to thicken the bone in my ear would make the sound go away. The tinnitus is right ear only, whooshing heartbeat noise that I believe is my blood rushing through. It goes away if I push on my carotid artery, so I often sleep with my hand on it or a pillow pushed to silence the noise. I have a large lymph node next to the source of the noise and have considered that perhaps when I'm sick and it gets inflamed, the lymph node is hurting something in the area. The noise was never there until after my wisdom teeth were removed - I believe the noise came about 2-4 months after they were removed. Possible correlation? Thanks guys! ETA: I have also had a hearing test done which was normal.