Like you, I have tinnitus - since childhood ear infections, I think. Mine varies a lot in 'volume' and somewhat in frequency/tone. Not sure what scale you're using to measure this - subjective evaluation of impact on normal functioning? I certainly wouldn't want an increase in the problem- it's bad enough now, although most of the time I manage to ignore it. Might be worth keeping in touch, especially if there's a mutual interest in finding out a bit more and seeing if anyone is coming up with something helpful.