I found this forum recently. Although this is my first post on a forum, I do read them frequently looking for breakthroughs and tools. I found this forum to be very informative. After a near fatal accident 26 years ago where I incurred a basilar skull fracture, I lost all of my hearing in my left ear and most in my right. The tinnitus was immediate and never diminished. Wearing a hearing aid in my right ear helps some with that ear, but my left ear has just kept blaring away. I have continued to lose more hearing in my right ear, and with it, the severity of the tinnitus gets worse. I have tried all kinds of masking, cognitive brain training, tinnitus retraining therapy, and volunteered for many studies. Nothing has worked due to the severity of my hearing loss and none of the studies would accept me. My score on the ATA's THI (American Tinnitus Association's Tinnitus Handicap Inventory) is in the catastrophic range. I recently measured my tinnitus again, with my hearing aid in my right ear (an extended wear CIC) and matched at three doubling octives, the best being about 6000 hz (3000 and 12,000 were the others). Even with my hearing aid in, the loudness of the tinnitus could only be somewhat matched when I turned the volume to the maximum of 100 dBs. I was able to work for 23 years following my accident, but after two severe drops in what the remaining hearing I have left in my right ear, I went on disability. I have turned from trying to treat my tinnitus to relying on anxiety/depression/concentration prescriptions, pyschological therapy, and my spirituality. I'm not even sure why I posted this today. I don't expect to find help. I guess I feel like I should at least share my story, even though it probably sounds like I am feeling sorry for myself. I would like to thank all of the folks that have posted on this forum that are truly trying to help others. I have never posted before so I'm sure I did it right.