Hi, I am currently 24 years old. When I was 22 I started having pulsatile tinnitus in my left ear. I have seen 2 different ENTs and 4 neurologists in the last year and a half. I had an MRI, an MRA, an angiogram, 2 CT scans, and a lumbar puncture since all of this started. The first CT scan I had showed that I was missing a piece of bone that separates the ear canal from the brain. My ENT and neurologist agreed that I should undergo major surgery (middle fossa craniotomy and left mastoidectomy) to fix the issue and put a new bone in where mine was missing. So in December I had my head cut open and had to be off work for 6 weeks. I'm still recovering now, as it can take a full year for everything to heal. About 2 weeks after surgery, the pulsatile tinnitus returned and it hasn't gone away. I am beyond frustrated that I put myself through all of that for nothing! Neither the ENT or neurologist can figure out why the tinnitus came back, because the bone was supposed to block out the brain pulsations I'm hearing. Since the surgery, I have had another CT scan and the bone they put in looks like it's supposed to. I don't want to live with pulsatile tinnitus for the rest of my life! I'm only 24 and want to experience so many things, but having the noise constantly there annoys me to the point where I don't want to do anything but lay around. It makes it very hard to focus on my job and living a happy life.