Hi all, as a long time sufferer from T (28 years, 75% or my life) I thought I had seen (or rather heard it all) I've been through spikes of T and recessions and things were looking up but now I'm starting to get worried. A month or so ago I saw a Prof Ritter, he specializes in T and it's a miracle here is here in little old New Zealand, not to mention the same city, more of a miracle was he accepted a ref feral for me, I went along, had a talk and he gave me some things to try and told me if they didn't help to come back. This was the first really positive news I had ever heard, for 28 years I'd pretty much been told there is nothing that can be done and to get used to it. Well that very same day I visited him, a cold I had at the time moved into my ears and I had a mild middle ear infection, the doctor gave me some antibiotics (the good one's when you have T) and I carried on. A few nervous times with dizzy spells and the like, but the real worry is 2 days after starting the antibiotics my right ear (which up to now was my good ear) started a very low humm (my usual tinnitus is around 8khz in the left). The humming comes and goes, if I cover my ear it stops and if I lean my head back and forth it stops for an instant. I of course have been very nervous and went back to the dr about 4 times, I think he is getting sick of me turning up but has offered me nothing of value. It has been nearly a month since the humming started so I'm starting to think this is going to permanent. This is a real blow as my existing T has been progressively getting worse to the point now, I can't walk down a busy road or comfort my crying baby, I'm still clinging to the hope it will go away, if anybody has experienced anything similar or can offer some words of advise I'd love to hear from you. Thanks.