Hi, I've had tinnitus since I was 16 but it only bothered me at first but it was quiet enough for me to get used to it. However, a month ago it got really loud and shrill and I can hear it all the time. My ears also feel strange and blocked but I don't know if this has anything to do with it. My doctor wasn't very encouraging and my biggest fear is I will have to now live with it at this volume all the time. It's worse at night. I have some making albums which I play when it gets really bad but it just seems to be getting louder and it's really upsetting me. Any coping mechanism suggestions would be gratefully received.