I hope this is not too personal a question. And IF you choose to answer, you certainly dont have to go into details as to what is the worst you have faced in life. I would say tinnitus is not the worst thing to ever happen to me, but it is the most bizarre and unique hurdle I have had to face in life. We all might have difficulties in life like at school or at work, but I never imagined there would be a sound in my ears that doesnt go away. I guess the answer to this question also depends on our views on life, and how "good" life was before tinnitus developed. For example, I asked another tinnitus sufferer if having T was the worst thing that ever happened to him. His reply was "being born was the worst thing that happened to him" OUCH! I guess he had a negative view of his life to start with.