Hi Dr. Nagler, I'll try keep this short. I've had tinnitus 8 years, I was always in bands etc. Since I noticed it first I've always done my best to protect my ears and would have considered the symptoms to be very mild, I can honestly say it never changed in pitch and tone over 8 years Around a month ago, my tinnitus got a lot louder. I've been the route of GP and ENT/Audiologist/MRI and they are satisfied there are no underlying conditions. The ENT was fairly knowledgeable about tinnitus and I was happy enough with his assessment. He seemed confident that this new level I'm hearing would subside over time. You've written yourself on more than one occasion on this forum that for most it does subside. So I guess I've two questions 1. Do you stand over that statement that for some people, it can resolve/subside over time? 2. If it doesn't subside, is it possible to expect another increase in volume in the future? i.e. should I worry about every bit of noise I'm going to be around from now on or should I take confidence in what the ENT said? I think on the whole I've coped well with the increase in volume but I do fear that it could happen again and find myself being worried by every day sounds, including the sound of my own kids and i'm afraid to listen to music at the moment!! Anyway, If you have an opinion on either of the above, I'd be grateful. I mentioned last time I asked a question that I think it's fantastic you've made yourself available to do this. If you're able to give the time to answer these queries please reccommend some worthy tinnitus research and I'll be sure to make a donation. Thanks!