Hi, I have been having ringing in my ear for nearly 2 years. For a long time it got me seriously down with stress and anxiety, lack of sleep. It overtook my life and almost cost me my job. These days I try hard not to let it get to me. I suffered moderate hearing loss wearing a headset 10 hours a day every day at work. I could live with the hearing loss and ear pain but the tinnitus is the worst of it. I felt uncomfortable going to my doctor about it, hearing noises is not normal.