Hi Dr Nagler, Your previous post where you mentioned individuals getting tinnitus during high stress times: studying for the bar, etc. raised a question in my mind about my own onset. I had an infection, was on azithromycin and had just had my ears waxed, and later that night while in the shower my left ear started to ring. Five days later I went on a Prednisone taper and after coming off the prednisone I experienced total silence in both ears for about 4-5 days at which point I realized that my right ear started to ring when placing it on the pillow at night. Fast forward to 2 months later-- my left ear (my initial T onset) is pretty much silent now, and has beeen for a month and a half-- my right ear is ringing as loud as ever. (my hearing is worse in my right ear too) I was in such a state of stress and panic after the initial onset in my left ear, it seems likely (to me at least) that I never would have developed T in the ear in which I have it now if not for the stress that I initially felt about the T in my other ear that has since vanished. Since bilateral T is so prevalent, do you think that there is a psycho-somatic aspect to getting it in a second ear, as the chance that both ears develop T from the same auditory insult would seem low?