I'm not sure this is Tinnitus?
(From a reader in the USA)
Once a week or so, I experience a low pitched tone in my ear. It is localized to either ear. Occasionally it is accompanied by a small degree of pain. I have never really been in a place where major hearing damage can occur, though I do live by a military base, so there are numerous jets flying about. However, again, this is not enough to cause hearing damage. This has been going on for as long as I can remember, however, seeing as how there are no adverse side effects, I have not contacted a physician about this. The tone lasts for a minute or so and then fades away. Any ideas on what it might be if it is not tinnitus?