Hello! My name is Sven and I am 39 years old and from Sweden. I had slight tinnitus since about 1994, but it seriously worsened after a Bruce Springsteen concert in june, 1999. Since then it has gotten worse (I think) twice. In 1999, after it worsened I felt OK for about two weeks until I realised that the ringing was never going away and googled and tried things such as Gingko Biloba (like I suppose all of you did... ). I usually live with my tt pretty well nowadays, and though it is ever present I usually only "hate it" when I'm very tired, can't return to sleep or when I've drunk a little too much alcohol. I also I hate it on days such as this, when I've been to something were volume was loud and I didn't wear my earplugs. (Soccer game, WC Qualifier, yesterday... quite noisy, mostly from loudspeakers). My problem at times like this is that I can't say it's actually gotten worse or if it's my mind playing tricks on me since I'm worrying about it. I suppose most of you know that feeling. Anyway, every time something like that happens, I return to googling for a cure and end up at differens forum. That's why I'm here today. It seems like a very good place to be for anyone with tt.