One of my first childhood memories is trying to figure out what that high pitched noise was. Wasn't till I got a bit older I realized I have tinitus. It's so bad, it often keeps me awake at night. Many, many times, I literally cannot hear people talking to me. I know there is noise coming out of their mouth, but have no idea what the words are. The is pretty much nothing to cure it. IF you go to a health food / vitamin store, you can buy a supplement called Ringstop. It might help, it might not. Takes a good month or better to work, if it;s gonna. For me, the best thing is to have some sort of noise on all the time. Radio, tv, whatever. (I have the BN on right now) I have a white noise machine I use at night when its really bad. The spring peeper works best for me. You can also turn your radio on static. That kinda helps drown it out. I really feel for dude! IT SUCKS!!! Hopefully, yours is just temporary.