Yeah - now it happened. :/ I recently noticed that I was getting some static noise in my ears even a couple of days after playing a gig. I didn't pay much attention to it at the time, but after playing a few more gigs a ringing began to develop. I've had some ringing in the ears before, so I figured it would just pass. But after a week of this I decided to see an ear-doctor. I got my worst fear confirmed. Tinnitus. The incurable crap. I never played with earplugs, and I played a lot of gigs (a couple a week) and now I regret completely not listening to peoples warning. But now I will have to live with it. It's only in my right ear which is the one facing the crash cymbal and hi-hat, which I think has caused it. I have just ordered earplugs now, and I'm not doing a gig until I have them. Do any of you suffer from this? Is there a way to deal with it? PS. Everyone who's new or old who is not wearing earplugs. Buy a set today.