Almost 4 months in and I feel like a newbie again. I was doing fine but then it got to me. I feel I can hear the ringing all the time no matter what I try to do to mask it. I'm probably just so focused on it that I can't be drowned. I started school and I know that's a major reason I'm focused on it because that is all I can hear during all my classes and it didn't bother me much at first but this week it has. I hope this gets better. I'm not depressed but I dread each passing day. T is the only thing on my mind. During class, instead of paying attention to lecture I am researching about tinnitus and hearing loss. Maybe I should get into tinnitus research? Lol The only escape I have is being with my girlfriend. Anyone have setbacks like this after the initial stages?