Hi all. I realized that the tinnitus was not just when I was near my computer about two months ago. I was studying for a big examination when it started. I ran around the house at first trying to turn things on and off to figure out what was causing the noise. Then I went outside and realized it was my ears. After I took my test I hoped the ringing would go away along with the stress. Now I don't hear it all day long, but mostly in the morning and in the evening. I am very thankful for the breaks I get during the day, but just wish I could figure out if I have some trigger that could be avoided since it is not constant. I have not seen anyone about it yet but it's nonpulsatile and just a loud ring, so I doubt there's anything to do but hope. Anyone get a feel for what percentage of people with tinnitus end up with permanent hearing loss? That's what I'm really afraid of. The ringing is awful, but hearing loss would be worse.