Is it possible to get tinnitus from hearing damage without having hearing loss? I recently (nearly 10 weeks) have developed tinnitus, mainly in left ear. In the beginning there would be changing tones in both left and right ears but that seems to have subsided, it's only really a high pitched tone primarily in my left ear. I developed the tinnitus right before/around the same time as getting a cold & ear infection. However, I've been playing drums for years and used to listen to music too loud, however, have not done so in years as I wanted to prevent getting tinnitus/hearing loss. Both my doctors were convinced it was from my ear infection as it lasted a few weeks. I got an audiogram done and it showed that I have "perfectly normal" hearing according to the audiologist. I also developed pulsatile tinnitus briefly for a few weeks but that seems to have subsided. I was depressed/anxious when I first got the T but the past 3 weeks I cut down on bad food and caffeine (I'm a sucker for cups of tea) and I had been feeling better. However, I began drinking tea again just because I love it so much. The past 2/3 days I've been feeling down over it and I just want some answers. I just want to feel normal again.