Hi all, It seems my post is similar to many out there, but for the same reason I still want to post this. A faulty head phone gave me a very load noise three weeks ago and since then I've been hearing a ring, getter louder this last week. I went to the GP, couldn't find any wax or anything, so after two minutes the verdict was "tinnitus, might go away, probably there for the rest of your life". I took it well, but after four nights of max two hours sleep (waking up as soon as the white noise youtube video runs out) I am in complete panic. I know stress makes it worse, but doesn't really help now. I'm a scientist who's work needs concentration in a quiet environment. I can imagine a life where I need constant noise to keep me from going mad. Some people on the forum said that you actually to habituate and masking of noise because unnecessary. That seems quite unlikely now. Any ideas how to get through this period? Some people suggested noise cancelling headphones, but I can't seen how that works, as there is no external sound to block. Does anybody know some chat boxes or something. Talking to somebody would really help now.