So today I gave up my position in the band I played with for the last year. This was my Job, we played every weekend at weddings/high class affairs...I have basically ruined my relationship with the entertainment company by coming clean with them about my tinnitus and worrying that it will get worse if I continue. Before you scoff at me and say "it's just a band" and a "wedding band" at that, know that this was a serious source of income and joy for me. I'm talking 1/3 of what I make a year and a HUGE source of joy for me which is now gone. I know that this was the right decision because there's no question over the year my condition has got a bit worse (though I have have seen an improvement in my central T since starting on the Retigabine). I really need the support of you guys right now to know that I made the right decision. I had 2 Db meters reading the volume during our dance sets and it was averaging around 100-105 db at a minimum. So even with ETY ER-25 plus ---I was pushing the ceiling of how long I could stand that volume for. There's so many variables that can go on but for me, the one that killed it is that fact that our long sets could last between 1 to 2 hours, with NO breaks in between songs. So that's straight exposure. This is a tough day indeed. Thanks for reading.