Hi. I'm Susie. I can't recall when I first noticed the ringing, maybe 10 years or so. All of a sudden the sound was just there. Up to about 3 years ago I actually realized that this was not a normal thing. I went to an ENT and basically was told I had to live with it and not focus on it. (Side note: I didn't keep my annual appts but plan to make an appt soon). I just ordered Helichrysum from Doterra and should get it soon. The ringing seems to have gotten louder and affecting me more negatively. I have become prone to anxiety attacks, since Sep 2015. The most frequent way I've been falling asleep over the past year or more is by watching Korean dramas since I have to concentrate on the subtitles. Lately, though, I have had to fall asleep while watching in order to sleep. Meaning sometimes I don't fall asleep until almost dawn. I didn't realize the social anxiety I've been experiencing could in any way be related to my tinnitus. I pray that the Helichrysum works and the ENT visit is informative.