Hello fellow travellers and T sufferers. Mild tinnitus since my teen years; it didn't trouble me. Thought it was the frequency of the universe til my mid 20s when I discovered it was an actual syndrome. Went 4 decades with it in the background and not bothersome. About to turn 60 and have noticed hearing loss over the past year to two. In the past couple of months T's moved into the foreground, high pitch squeal that used to be quiet and in the background is now loud and intrusive and very much is impacting my quality of life. I've always been very youthful in outlook and activities, but this is coloring everything. Often get real anxious and panicky; it's relentless in it's omnipresence. Remind myself that I have a 14 yr. old daughter who needs me to hold it together. Have an audiology consult in a few days followed by an ENT consult. Lorazepam eases the anxiety but afraid in the long run I'll make the T worse. Also on 4 other meds prescribed within a couple week period starting about a month ago. Most interested in other people's experiences and what's helped, how y'all have learned to live with it and sustain a quality of life. Just beginning my journey with this unwelcome parasite, so trying to keep open-minded and positive. It ain't easy. Look forward to your feedback, input, support, sharing of your story. Wishing you relief from this curse.