I've had T for a very long time (noise induced, but no tested hearing loss), now in my mid 20's and somehow my T has got worse (either from waking up to a wood saw being used outside my widow, a motorcycle that passed days later or the Omeprazole medication I stopped taking after a month; all three occurred within the week prior to T perma increasing) and has been worse for the last two weeks. While I can't understand why or know why, I know I've been concentrating more on my T and hearing it all throughout the day which I never had before; certain sounds used to mask it no longer do. One thing I've started noticing now, is that sudden noises spike my Tinnitus for about half a second. It's very quick but anything triggers it. Typing on the keyboard triggers it, bottle slightly crunching, a pen dropping on a desk, plastic dropping on a surface, anything and everything seems to trigger the T increase. Has anyone experienced this? Could my ears still be in a volatile place and sensitive from what ever caused my T increase a few weeks ago? Perhaps I always had it and never noticed it as I wasn't focused on my T. I'm at a loss. On a side note, my ENT looked into my nose and stated I had allergic rhinitis and recommended a nasal spray for it. Though I've never had much symptoms of allergies, besides occasional stuffy nose that goes away, I do at times experience fullness in the ear. Is it possible ETD can make noise induced tinnitus worse?