3 months ago I was writing a post in the Introduce yourself thread and I remember being so scared, lost and desperate. I did not believe that I would ever get better and I thought that T is gonna rule my life from then on. But I can happily say that I feel much better and am habituated to this noise. My T is not gone and I never found out the cause (after many doctor visits and an MRI), but It doesn't rule my life like it did at the very beginning. Most days I don't even think about it and only after the thought of T pops into my head I start to notice the noise. Also, for most nights, I sleep in the complete silence, something that I thought I could never do again! The noise does get louder sometimes and sometimes it tones down, but it's still there. The only difference is that I don't give it the power to control me and I made "friends" with it and made it a part of me. Our brains are definitely amazing things, the way they can habituate and get used to things. So I hope my example helps you in dealing with your newly emerged tinnitus-there is hope and I did not believe it is possible for me not to care about this noise but it is! It is hard in the beginning, we all know that but it takes some time for your brain to process the whole thing and to get used to the noise. Also, this forum has been great help and all these wonderful people who gave me advice and comfort-thank you from the bottom of my heart! So don't lose hope and have faith, things do and will get better! All the best!