I am totally new to this forum. I have had tinnitus for about 14 years and it started, in my case, after a trip to the dentist. I was having a filling done in one of my back teeth and the tinnitus seemingly started after the vibration of the drill. It was there in an instant and has been with me ever since. Over the years, I have tried several products, wasting several hundred pounds, but have totally given up on there ever being a cure and I have now totally come to terms with it. I now wear a pair of hearing aids during my daytime hours and the increase in sounds, as a result of the hearing aids, helps to mask the tinnitus. At nighttime, I use a mono earpiece whilst I listen to a radio phone-in station and, whilst I don't get too many hours of sleep, it gets me through the night with my eyes closed. I have learned to live with it and, at age 66, realise that life is for living and I should enjoy the other relative good health that I have. Whatever else happens to me in life, I certainly won't die from tinnitus and there are certainly worse things to suffer from. Take good care, folks.