I'm down to a 1 on a scale of 1 to 10 hiss noise that began Oct 2013. I'm taking a nutritional approach, thinking I had hair cell damage which means some hearing loss has occurred. had myself tested and there some high frequencies I no longer hear in that ear. I had constant steam hiss noise all day and all night at varying levels. just today thought I'd put some oil with turmeric added to my right ear. It got quieter and quieter just today with this new experiment. been reading on the benefits of turmeric for other body conditions. as well I take coconut oil. also for the ear. although it's pretty quiet up there for the first time in days, I've learned that it can come back with a vengeance so I'm cautiously proceeding toward my dream of restoring full hearing to the right ear. I see no reason to believe it can't be done, at least we can try something new. also using these sound retraining videos on utube may be helpful as you're retraining the signals in the brain, although i don't understand this theory yet, I use the noise behind my regular ambient music and this may be part of the reason my ear is quieting down. I won't mention how much I've spent to cure this but it's a lot, as I know they have said there's no cure, that's why I have to invent the cure. am anxious to read all of the reports here, and wanted to share I am making progress.