When I first got tinnitus over 9 weeks ago I was a total wreck. My reaction to it got slowly better over next weeks, and I did very well until now. I'm not sure if i can survive this. I don't think my tinnitus has actually increased, but it's just the thought of living with it the rest of my life that destroys me. I'm back to square one and I'm not ashamed to admit that ive been crying every day lately. I've long time stopped hoping for my tinnitus to go away. If it does, great, but if I'm ever going to be able to live with this, my tinnitus HAS to decrease in volum. It's just painfully loud right now, it wakes me up at night and I haven't slept properly since the onset of my tinnitus. It's in my head and nothing can mask it at night. Ive tried everything, nature sounds, white noise, fan turned on, nothing works. So here is my one million question; does tinnitus actually improve with time? Specially noise-induced tinnitus. I'm not talking about the reaction to the noise, but actual improvement. Does the noise itself reduce in volum?