I've been experiencing classic 'ringing in the ears' tinnitus for so long I can't remember when it started, and then pulsatile tinnitus kicked in as well about 8 years ago. At the time I found very little support for PT online. An ENT very begrudgingly put me through a couple tests (carotid ultrasound and MRI) that came back with no unusual results and offered me the standard 'learn to live with it' advice. Just seeing a whole section devoted to PT made my day! The classic T has escalated over the last couple of months and is kicking my butt some days to the point of tears. I am fortunate to be in a town with a teaching hospital and a neurotologist to whom I was able to self-refer, and have an appointment in 2 days. Trying not to have any unrealistic expectations, although a magic wand would be nice... Just hope to find a way to be more at peace with things, because I'm struggling and it's wearing me down. Wish me luck!