Hi In the past I was someone who enjoyed helping out others and never thought that I would be in such desperate need of help. After a second lot of major hearing damage (as a result of hospital I think) I now have about six T noises, several of which are too loud or high pitched to be masked. At night, I put on the televion and the CD player and a little radio and still the noises roar and mix and take turns. I'm in a constant state of anxiety and panic, trying hopelessly to get a few minutes break from the metalic screaching and other noises. I cant imagine a life with these constant loud noises. I'm deeply depressed and find it hard to any longer do the basics, such as cooking, and have come to rely on family. Not long ago I was very happy, married, and doing legal campiagn work I loved and which I think mattered. Can someone with loud and unmaskable T please let me know how you coped and whether it is posisble to carve out any kind of happiness and life. I am sorry to be so negative and hope that this does not get others down. But I am someone who has never been depressed and now literally feel on the edge and am constantly trying to work out how to end it all. This is not the me I know and I am scared beyond belief. I know there are wise and kind heads on TT and hope that someone can give me some guidance. Thanks in advance. And wishing evryone luck.