I have had some recent successes with my 6 month old tinnitus I'd like to share. Without sounding like any sort of blowhard, up until last year I was a successful business owner and had also represented my country in sport. What always worked for me was positive thinking habits and the belief you not only control your action and thoughts, but your physical health and the way the universe treats you. I got onto this by reading Napolean hills think and grow rich about 13 years ago. That’s when I started doing well with sport and later started my own business in geo/mininf drilling and exploration which was quite successful. Tinnitus last year gave me a huge kick in the balls. At first I had a minor version, took 3 weeks off the noisy site I was supervising at to get tested. Only 4% hearing loss says the ENT, no probs back to work. First day back and real tinnitus hit, screeching! I think to this day, my lifestyle had become too stressful, |I had forgotten the principles of positivity and all the adrenalin and cortisol I lived off with my business is what gave me the bad tinnitus. One day ENT’s will be able to prove the causes , but until then,unrelenting stress I think was my worst enemy. After going through the usual despair, especially the first week thinking I was going to die and had to get back to see my family for the last time, the general fear, loss of joy, loss of earnings( about 150k p/a profits for me), betrayal by the universe lol which is even worse being the loss in my belief systems, I started positive thinking again, just in the slim hope it might work. About 2 months later I suddenly realised some things had turned around. The high pitched screech’original noise’ had mitigated into a generalised hissing behind the head. Not great, but at least I could sleep without masking noises now. The hyperacusis seemed to have gone, I could hear things without discomfort. I could take the focus off the sounds left. A big plus was also going back to part time work, I’d spend a whole day not noticing my tinnitus. Maybe its physiological change or improvement, maybe its the same as before, but I am just focussing off it better, I'm really not sure. Its funny once you improve your focussing ability away from it some of the time, it seems like its not even a real problem. That's been a good thing for me. I am not trying to preach like a religious nut on my personal beliefs. But I think the big difference with very successful folk (and I mean famous level or at least millionaires, and this also includes a successful business ownering doctor or ENT) is they have a level of desire, drive and continual joyful interaction with others which enables them to more quickly move past even severe tinnitus. They live and breath successful thought processes. One of the tenets of this and they all do it as habit without realising it is discarding any interactions as not being worth anything if they cannot benefit them in some way. An annoyance, a slight, an argument, they can put it aside to think of their progress or next contract or earnings. Or another way to put it, is turning everything into good use in some way, even when they do meet an obstacle. I believe this mental habit allows them to section off tinnitus or mitigate its effects more effectively after the initial shock. It’s a habit of focus control and they have a lot more practice than the average guy. The good news is anyone can do it. My own belief is the best parent, or single mother, or guy who prides himself working at mcdonalds etc has just the same levels of success, focus and positivity. If you can see yourself as a successful person rather than just another 9-5 joe suffering with a disability, it may be the turning point for you. The good news if you are into these books is you don’t have to do all the thinking yourself to get there. Just follow the basic examples and the little mental exercises will build up your thinking. Anyway I am not trying to sell books, just offering something that may add something to folks arsenal.