I'm not a monk.
I developed tinnitus in my right ear several years ago. 24/7 high-pitched noise like the sound that old cathode ray TVs used to make. In the last year it has gotten louder.
A month or so ago, I developed what is probably stapedial muscle spasms in my left ear. This creates a set of sounds like muffled explosions or thumping, several times in fast succession. And I think perhaps I can feel the muscle do its thing.
Oops, there it went.
When they happen together, it's like having a dog whistle in one side and a distant fireworks explosion in the other.
I notice them most, of course, when there's no ambient noise. So I'm glad I'm not a monk.