Poll does not account for my situation. I've had ear ringing since crib age in both ears, but more the right ear. Further, I get "buzzing" around louder sounds (such as a trumpet or sax). It's like the ear can't process higher volumes of sound, so they start buzzing as a result. Again, primarily the right ear. I've had victims of Meniere's disease try to tell me that I have Meniere's also, because of my tinnitus, but I don't. Doctor said no. I don't have balance issues, though I greatly sympathize with Meniere's victims. For me, it's ear ringing and ear buzzing. Ringing always there. Buzzing there with loud sounds. I think the primary tone out of my right ear is an ultra high G#. I sat at a keyboard once to pin it down. As for treatment, an audiologist recently told me my life-long ringing and buzzing is treatable (which I do not entirely believe), but I have to visit another specialist first to see status with inner-most ear for buzzing issue. Meantime, bass has been a perfect instrument for me, particularly a Zon Sonus special that has three-way midrange control.