Hi folks! First of all, THANK YOU! My tinnitus is currently one month old and during this month i have been visiting this forum and reading your posts. It seems this one of the few places where people actually support each other and can provide some useful information. So, how did it all started? Well I guess my love of music brought me here. Being a DJ in local clubs and creating electronic music at home after a boirng desk job is great fun, but after all you spend so much time in a noisy environment. Even if you think you are 'conservative' with your loudness levels it can be too much for your ears. It just appeared after one night - it wasn't even that loud. My T is really mild. It really doesn't bother me now. When it startet I was kinda scared, but reading this forum was really helpful in coping. I have a slight tone in my right ear which I can hear only when it's silent, but yeah, it's there. And in my left ear I can sometimes hear an uber-high pitched sound. Also, I have mild hyperacusis, but it seems to be going away with each day. I'm coping quite well - I visited ENT, changed my diet, started learning relaxation techniques and the initial panic and depression disappeared. What really worries me is my music career. A the point when I got T it was getting kinda interesting. I earned some extra money by DJing, I created music at home and I hoped that within a couple of years I would earn enough to make a living of music and be the happiest man on earth, but I think that the problems with T and hyperacusis may ruin it I'm afraid of losing my hearing. THAT is the worst part of it. I can hear and sleep well, but if I want to stay it that way I have to protect my hearing, whic means no parties, no gigs, no festivals. My dreams are basically gone. That's kinda depressing. Hope you are doing better. Do you think it is possible to have some sort of music career with T?