Hi everyone. I received H and T in late November 2015 from a firework misfire. Probably 10 feet away from the explosion. December and January were the worst days in my life. It all began with extreme sensitivity to any sound. Noise from a computer fan, hearing water run, driving, or music on the lowest volume was like a searing hot pain in my head. Having a conversation with someone was nearly impossible without extreme pain. It was like the volume in my left ear got turned up as loud as possible. Suffered some extreme anxiety and depression initially. The good news is that now the H has mostly gone. I can now bear sound again....which is a big relieve and has helped relieve daily depression and anxiety. I always had some bothersome ringing after the incident in November but that was largely overshadowed by the severe H. Now with the H largely gone, I'm trying to learn how to deal with the ringing / tingling sensation in my left ear. I'm in the good day / bad day part of this adventure and I'm trying so hard to get back to doing those things I love most. I'm riding my bike again and just signed up for a challenge race in June. Sometimes, the doubt creeps in but I know I must move forward. This is giving me something to work toward and is helping. I'd recommend everyone to try to find that thing you are most passionate about and invest yourself into that. It really helps. I've also read some incredible posts here that are helping with the mental battle of T. One particular post here by "@I who love music" called "Back to Silence" is one everyone should read. I created my account today, just to throw a Big Thank You out to him. Battling this thing is more difficult than I could have every imagined and having a forum here to share thoughts on this is helpful. So, I'm here with everyone else to talk and share thoughts and hopefully get back to a normal life one day.