I had tinnitus since I was 10, in now 33. Anyhow, my condition has always progressed through out the years. But something odd recently happened and I want to know if other users experience this too. If people talk, the shower runs, driving in my car, I get this almost feedback sound. It's almost like a slight whining pitch, that gets slightly louder over the tinnitus. The instant the external sound is stopped, the feedback stops. It's only in my left ear. My only explanation is that I noticed I had the AC in my car, and it has been blowing directly in my left ear. I am assuming that may have triggered it, and hopefully it is temporary. I don't think it is hyperacusis, since I have played shows in the past and would get very irritated next day with basic sounds. Is this reactive tinnitus? Does anyone else experience or relate to what I described. I have been very stressed out, anxious and a bit depressed, so perhaps this is only making my tinnitus worse and more aware. Of course when a new tinnitus spike or change is introduced, it's immediate anxiety so I have been obsessing and monitoring everything. I know this is obviously bad to do. I have tickets tonight to see a band, and even though I always wear earplugs, I am debating on even going based on fear.