Hi all, It's been two and a half months of T and it has not gotten any better. My T is influenced by stress, jaw movement (sometimes) and maybe even moderately loud sounds. Maybe it's just 'good days and bad days' which I'm erroneously linking to specific events. Or maybe I do get spikes from being in a car on the motorway or playing an acoustic piano for an extended period of time. After much consideration, I've just turned down a gig: background music, jazz, piano and double bass, 2hrs, large hall, about 500 people. Good pianist and good money. I have 25dB and yellow foam earplugs ready. Theoretically, I should be safe... but I'm just too scared Of course, according to the same theories, I should not have gotten T as I've been always careful with my ears. I've heard so much conflicting advice that I can't trust anything any more. Turning down this gig, am I being 'better safe than sorry' or 'letting T unnecessarily control my life'? For now, I'll await the orthodontists new plans (early February) as my misaligned jaw does not seem to correct itself after my teeth have been aligned. One month later I have two hospital visits which will hopefully lead to more information. I hope someone's finally willing to investigate my T in relation to my jaw.