In December of 2013 I posted here--I had entered" I want to end my life due to tinnitus' in Google and this is where it brought me. Lucky for me. The posters here have been a great help. @Dr. Nagler spend time answering my questions about habituation and supported my stategy. @here2help offered great support. I had to work from onset, I had no choice. This set me on the road to habituation. I eventually forced myself to participate in life. I went for CBT and an anxiety workshop. I got anti anxiety meds. Eventually I was no longer responding emotionally to the noise. Soon there were times when I didn't notice it. I recently started riding again--with a good helmet and ear protection. Every part of my life is better. I have moderate tinnitus. I still hear it sometimes--and it still gets loud but I'm okay. It does get better. The posters here helped so much: @cullenbohannon, @billie48, @LadyDi, @Karen and both Drs. Nagler and @Dr. Hubbard. Plus many more. I even learned from some who came after me. I thank @Markku, @jazz and all the admin team for having such a wonderful supportive site. I'm so thankful that I did not give in to the horrific times at onset. It would have been a permanent solution to a temporary problem.