I can go anywhere in the world and have a modest budget. I am asking for opinions on which countries have... 1. medicine: highest % of physicians actually familiar with tinnitus treatments 2. science: most promising researchers 3. value: cheapest treatments that actually work (reduce volume by 25%+) On the face of it it looks like it is not taken seriously, and everything is experimental. Guys go to USA, Germany, Israel and Japan, and *maybe*, maybe, just possibly get treatments that sort of work. "Yeah, I think it reduced my volume by about 10%" or "I don't notice it as much as before." Sorry, not good enough after spending $50,000 plus airfares and hotels - maybe finding something that *helps*. "Learn to meditate or hypnotize yourself, it's your attitude!" Sorry, you don't paint a happy face on a bandaid on a broken knee. You take an image and repair the damaged part of the body. The brain and ear has a physical reality. Fix it. This is like Alzheimers. Almost every person over 55 that I know has a relative with dementia. Likewise. most people over 40 have or have had tinnitus in varying degrees. 'Oh, I have that too'. Geez... But they don't have it so bad that they can't sleep or even read without playing a tape of rain. They don't have nightmares because subconsciously they hear it in their dreams. They don't dread the future where it'll probably get worse. I am a Canadian citizen (and resident half of the year). Unlike in UK, or so I am told, for tinnitus we are told by doctors in Canada (after going through the steps to see an ENT, which can take months due to medical rationing), 'go home and live with it, there is no cure.' After decades of this (and getting worse) I am getting fed up. I will not bore you with all my medical history. Is there nobody who actually understands tinnitus? In my fantasy, I go to a clinic, they do some tests and determine, 'oh, your triple brain concussion/ear infection/emotional stress/audio trauma (yes, I had a quadruple whammy over many years) and create an investigation in order to create a treatment plan: 'Your tinnitus is caused by X, not Y. For your type of tinnitus there are number of treatments. Let's start with number one. If that doesn't work, go to number two. After four everything is just waste of time and money and we suggest giving up.'