Hi guys! I've had T. for a year since a very loud concert. I had drips back then to help my hearing recover but, unfortunately, the tinnitus nightmare returned a few days later. I had a very hard time back then and I couldn't deal with the fact that my passion- music- might have been gone forever. I'm a regular concert goer now and I listen to the music using my headphones. I'm also thinking of getting some drumming lessons. Sometimes my T. does get worse... But I don't really care. As long as T. does not affect me, I don't feel any negative emotions and I don't remember it's still here. Maybe one day it will get worse. Maybe I will fully recover. Who knows? The major part of the problem people have with Tinnitus is their anxiety. They are concerned that they won't go to the cinema, attend a concert or even their own prom. They do everything they can so as not to get a spike- avoid going out, being near busy streets... Don't listen to all these people who tell you such things! It all depends on a person and on the protection you use. My T. got worse when I went to see a band with cheap foam earplugs. But it didn't when I stood near the huge speakers a few days ago on a metalcore gig (extremely loud + fangirl screaming around me) wearing custom molded earplugs. Well, maybe it did, I don't remember because I did not care. Of course, everyone is different. You may get a spike shortly after a loud music exposure. I still get spikes myself but I don't even think of them. And I think that all that diet and exercise crap is just pointless. It makes you worry much more. Be like me, haha. Not caring about T. but wise.