Hi my name is Ricardo, I am a musician and audio engineer. The constant ringing in my ears started about 4 years ago and I've been learning how to deal with it since then. As an Audio engineer and musician this was something that had a big impact in my life, I went to hell and I came back from it, it was really complicated to get used to it, I do my best to manage it the best way, avoiding some food and drinks, doing some exercise and relaxing. I have days, days where the noise is only as a background, days where the noise invades my head and doesn't let me focus, in the end the music saves my life, I am very careful with my ears and I control the sound pressure level, if I am going to any loud place I will always wear protection. It is amazing, I never thought I was that strong to deal with a situation like this, I don't know how but I've found strength inside myself to fight against my own. I support the British tinnitus association by funding their research, I will also participate in a UK documentary about living with tinnitus, more money is being invested on tinnitus research and scientists are getting closer and closer, there is a need to spread the word, there is a scream to be heard and then the silence... I have a solo project called Screaming Culture which was influenced by my tinnitus, it was my escape: www.myspace.com/ScreamingCulture Thanks for reading.