Hi, my name is Rose... I came down with tinnitus 6 years ago. In first few months it was hard. Then I started getting used to it. The second year it not bother me anymore.. once in a while I would get a spike but that's about it. This coming February I came down with a very bad cough for 4 weeks then it went away. the last week of April I woke up with ringing in my both ears and it never stopped since.. I was under a lot of stress, the same way it came on in 2010. I did have an mri of my head back then.