http://tinnitus.org/ This site says tinnitus is not due to damage. Yet many people continue to say it is. What is the truth? Here are some quotes from that site: Think, now, how much of this treatment depends on being able to believe that tinnitus results from normal compensatory changes in the hearing mechanism, rather than irreversible ear damage. So if it's not irreversible ear damage, then what the hell are we doing spending millions of pounds on a 'cure' which is based on the premise that there is some damage? While it is important to have a proper examination by an ear specialist, those professionals who themselves believe that tinnitus is an ‘ear’ phenomenon cannot help your tinnitus. Nobody can help, least of all these professionals. We are in a difficult situation where the classical training of tinnitus being due to inner ear damage is still very dominant. Yes it is dominant however this was written several years ago. Its even more dominant now. Few have an understanding based on the Jastreboff neurophysiological model Does anybody want to try to comment on these quotes? clearly there are contrasting and contradictory views about this.