Hi guys. Let me introduce myself: I was happy at the Gym someday and the guy behind trowed his weights one over the other. There was this loud high pitched sound, I felt something weird in my ears and surprise! Some days later I got high pitch tinnitus on both ears. I don't think it's especially loud. I own a Japanese, car and it's a little over the engine noise (maybe if I get a muscle car I'll be happier), and a little over my refrigerator engine, but it's "piercing" enough that I can hear it between dialogues, music, even over the water sound I use when I'm tying to sleep (needless to say, sleep is hard because whichever side I turn, I'll make the noise louder when I rest my ear on the pillow). I also got some hyperacusis and live in Latin America. You know the bad side of the tradition of girls kissing you on the cheek when they meet you? The pain I get in my ears every time I meet someone. Ok, I've done the whole "I hate my life, oh my god why is this happening to me" routine for the past 4 months and now I'm looking for a way out of this misery. I have a home office and was used to working in silence (I even have double glassed windows at my house). So, now you get my problem. Some people around here give me the impression on doing this "habituation" stuff really well. If it's not too much, could you guys share some tips on how you do to keep working, concentrating, relaxing and reading (I really miss reading a book). You know, the stuff I used to call my life? Thank you so much. The "Success stories" on this site are a really life saver, I'm far from being there, but hope to be soon enough. Best to you all, Zug.