I've had tinnitus for as long as I can remember. I'm 63 and first became aware of it in my 20's. I think it came about from a combination of life style imbalances including - loud music, stress, liver disease, drug use (both recreational and medicinal). I can't believe the medical community when they say there's nothing that can be done. I believe in our innate ability to heal from anything. Oh, by the way, I just ordered The Tinnitus Miracle despite some of the negative comments on these boards. I'll provide an honest assessment of it as time goes by. I wish you all well.