I've been wondering this for a while now. I have tinnitus for about 4 months now and I'm convinced it's gradually fading away (which is wonderful!). I'm not sure if I'm habituating or if I'm one of the lucky ones who's tinnitus completely just dissapears(fingers crossed). I do know I'm not in that bad place of the initial months anymore. I did give up partying, attending gigs and going to pubs since I got tinnitus (I got it from an acoustic trauma, the festival I attended was extremely loud). But I want to go out again. I'm only 20 years old and I feel as if my studentlife has grown dull because of tinnitus. Though everyone tells me I'll be okay if I wear earplugs (I have custom made earplugss with a 22dB filter). I'm having a hard time believing them because I'm so afraid of making it worse again. I really want to get over this fear of loud places... I want to be able to go out again without having to worry. Does anyone have experience with this?