This question was submitted via our Ask a TMS Therapist program. To submit your question, click here. Question Hi there, My question is regarding tinnitus and can be asked in either a short or a long version. Short version - is all tinnitus TMS? Long version - I've struggled with tinnitus as a on and off shifting symptom for about half a year now. It didn't start with a loud noise, instead I rather just woke up with it one day in a period of loneliness and anxiety. It has been OK recently, and it, along with other symptoms has almost ceased. However, two days ago, I was exposed to a loud schreeching noise for a few seconds while trying to get my speaker system in order. Since then it has been worse again. The thought pattern has gone a little crazy and I am back in the fear/anxiety-mode. So with that in mind, my longer version of the question goes like this. Is it reasonable to think tinnitus as an intial injury (ear drum or w/e) followed by healing from the physical angle and then TMS choosing it as a anxiety-site to "use" because I personally fear it? Or could it be that I now injured my ear and forever and ever will have the whizzing noise in my ear? Moreover, I have been cleared and rubber-stamped with TMS from a doc and I got all the personality traits and as mentioned do suffer some pain symptoms as well. Many of these have faded considerably and my main focus has shifted to tinnitus. And yes, I see the pattern. Thank you for your answer. Hopefully this can interest others as well.