Hello everybody! I have been lurking around here for the last week so i thought it was time to introduce myself. I have had this high pitch synthetic ringing noise in my left ear since 3 weeks, it was an accident when fooling around with my loved dog, he barked me right in my left ear. First i just fell a shock and felt some fullness in the ear and did not think to much about it. 24 hours later the hell started. For the first week i went on with my life as much i could, working out and was not so worried. It really bothered my when trying to sleep thou, i am normally a guy who loves silence and was used to sleep with ear plugs in and i was very easily disturbed by noises. Sleeping with plugs was totally impossible at my new state (had been doing that for 20 years). During the first week i protected my ears from sounds like i have read was the right thing to do. But one night when struggling to get som rest i just totally panicked and freaked out, i was realising that this evil thing might not go away. Since that night almost two weeks ago i am full of catastrophic thoughts. I had a time at my hospitals ear specialist who examined my and told me there was nothing wrong with my ear as far as he could see. He tested my hearing and there was no problem with that either. He told me to listen to some white noise and gave me some awful pills (Zolpidem)..and then just calm down and get used to it. I can add that i never have taken any kind of drugs or sleeping pills earlier but here i feel that i have no choice The pills he gave me makes me sleep for the first 3 hours of the night, then the ringing starts and wakes me up every 20 minutes. I haven´t tried white noise for sleeping yet because i don´t want to escape the problem, guess i am thinking wrong here or? I know that my mind play tricks on me, i am not sure if it is the T that awakes me all the time or if it´s the anxiety. I run my own business but at my current state i cannot do it at all. Another thing that adds to my stress i that me and my wife are going to have our first child in 1,5 months. Should be very happy about this but now it just adds to my anxiety, how am i going to cope with that new situation when i even can´t take care of myself. I am also very sensitive to sounds like plates clashing and so on. A crying baby scares me pretty much at my current state. Before T i was used to lifting weights and take care of my body, but in the last two weeks i can barely get out of bed. I know that working out would be good for me but i just can´t motivate myself. I have an appointment with another doctor the coming week. My questions to you who also suffered from a sound chock. Since my hearing still is intact, can i hope for that the sound will reduce a little over time? I have gave up on that it will go away. Should ad that it had been constant and the same sound and volume since it happened. I eat magnesium and mega stress b caps, i don´t put much faith in them thou. Have a nice day everybody and sorry for the poor grammar and the messy text.