My tinnitus started a few years ago during and after a stay in the hospital for a bad case of MRSA. The side effects for some of the antibiotics they used is Tinnitus or perhaps it was the infection itself. They pumped me full of them for over fourteen days ( it seemed like gallons ) to kill the infection. The doctors said, "it will eventually go away" but three years later the Tinnitus is worse than ever. The drugs saved my life but the Tinnitus is awful. Hopefully someday soon there will be a cure. Good luck to us all.