Just wanted to say I have suffered with this off & on for years. Mine is more like a cracklin sound & only in my left ear, it comes & goes. Went into a health food store a few years ago & found they have several products for this. Presently taking a product called "Ring Stop" - (a mixture of herbs) & it goes away. I usually finish the bottle & take a break from it. When the noise comes back I get another bottle and do it all over again. Works for me.