I ended up going to acute care cuz the ringing was so bad & you are right. That is what the Dr said it is & there is nothing there he could do. He did want a hearing test schedule so now I have one scheduled for today. I know I have some hearing loss (if not I will be surprised) I worked in a factory for 12 yrs. Our way of drowning out the noise of the factory was to listin to our personal walkman.