Hi All, At a year old, I had tubes placed in both ears to drain fluid. I don't know how true silence sounds like... I learned at a very young age how to tune tinnitus out but their are moments that I realize that I have this condition. Seeking treatment was never in my thought process. I googled tinnitus recently & found this site which is great b/c many people don't understand what We go through & I wanted to see if any new developments have surfaced. If I can be any of assistance to anyone suffering, please don't hesitate to ask. I helped my mom 10 years back when she had a stroke & learned she developed tinnitus. I helped her cope & taught her how distract the noice.