I have had tinnitus in my left ear since February 2014. I don't know what caused it. I had been really depressed, and still am really depressed, about certain things, like being in my thirties and living with my parents. But I had been depressed for years, so that was nothing new. The only thing I did differently was take baby aspirin for several days, but my ENT said the dosage was low, and she didn't know what caused the tinnitus. My audiogram showed some hearing loss in both ears, but the ENT said I scored 100% on a certain part of the hearing test. She also noted that the hearing loss was about equal in both ears, so she ruled out "things like acoustic neuroma and Meniere's." That was in February and March 2014. My tinnitus in my left ear is still present, but I've gotten used to it, and now it just sounds like a lone cicada quietly chirping. But in the last few weeks, I have had episodes where I suddenly lose my hearing in one ear, then hear a fairly loud ringing sound (not the chirping) for about 5-10 seconds. The hearing seems to come back when the ringing stops. I have had these episodes about once every three days for the last month or so. Until last week, the sudden hearing loss and tinnitus was in my right ear, but now it's in my left ear. I'm really worried that I have otosclerosis or some other disorder. I lost my (low-paying) job in April 2014 and have $1,500 in medical bills. Today, I have to spend $1,200 to repair my car. So I'm really nervous about making another appointment with an ENT. I was hoping someone could tell me I have nothing to worry about! Thank you in advance for any insight or advice.