Well I guess it's time to post some positive news at a time where we on this forum have been asked to delve into the dark side on a somewhat regular basis. I am at 6.5 months and I've found that I've managed to habituate to my t. I went through the maladaptive thought patterns and truly hard times. I could hear it over the tv and pretty much everything else. At first I masked the shit out of my T loud fans and music 24/7 over the last couple of months I've been slowly reducing the volume of the masking so that it sits just below the t. I can now go through the day with minimal masking and just a little quite masking at night. I still hear it but it is about half the volume that it was originally and it gets absolutely no emotional response from me. I once thought you couldn't be truly habituated unless you could go day and night without masking then I realize how many of my non t friends use a fan to or white noise to help them sleep who who cares. I spent many hours on this site learning from the pros, learning how to sleep again, cheering on those who are fighting the good fight, consoling those who are down the rabbit hole. Only those with t can understand and I found that the few friends that I have who have t really don't want to talk about it and I'm starting to understand why. So my new moto is the first rule of Tinnitus Club is don't talk about Tinnitus Club. I don't want anyone to speak to me about it or I might just start giving it the attention that it no longer deserves.