Guys, could anyone explain this to me. Since I was a kid, I've heard a constant ringing in my head. I could blame it on loud music/bass playing, but I remeber being 4 and going downstairs and saying, "mom I can't sleep, something sounds like TV static." It was in my ears. That's why I hate silence, because when there isn't silence, other noises are distacting me. When it is silent, I hear nothing but the ringing in my head. On a slightly similar note: Do deaf people hear anything? I mean, I know they can't hear, but do they hear any annoying ringing? Because there was a point (pre musician years) where I thought being deaf would be better than the constant ringing. But if I was deaf except for to the ringing, I'd go drink some anti-freeze or go swimming with a pluged in toaster or something.