Hey guys, I'm new here. I've never had a good hearing in particular, I've always had hard time understanding when someone was whispering to me in class and I've literally could not make one conversation with those quiet girls that never raise their voice above a certain level.. people always told me to stop screaming when I wasn't by my standard. And I think I actually have had Tinnitus for most of my life, if not all of it, I think. I remember that I was never comfortable when it was silent, I always had to turn on the TV or play some music on my headset when I was on the PC, the quiet would drive me mad. Maybe I'm remembering it wrong. But in any case in the past few weeks I've started noticing it, and wow this is just awful. Now the discomfort that would go away when I put on some music had turned into torture. I haven't even went to the doctor, since I'm still waiting the appointment, though I am very pessimist from the threads around here.. in-curability seems to be the norm of this condition. I can't read books because the noise drives me mad, I can only listen to podcast though now I have having trouble with that as well, I can't concentrate in quiet at all anymore. This is not a mere discomfort anymore. I wanted to be a Ph.d someday... how can I continue learning more and more if I can't sit in a room without going mad over this high frequency annoying noise.. I have tried some of these tinnitus "masking" and all of these videos on YT, they don't seem to help me very much. How do you go on? How can you make it less bad?