Hello Everyone, I am a female 60 years of age and had tinnitus in both ears since eight years ago. My doctor told me it most likely is caused by being born of nerve deafness or possibly caused by a neck injury. It was very difficult dealing with the constant noises 24/7. It was driving me to nearly insane. But a year later I started having imbalanced issues and my focus on the tinnitus was lessen a great deal to refocusing on my imbalanced problem by retraining my brain with rehab balanced exercise program. It was during this time I noticed that I was not paying much attention to my tinnitus problem and I just learned to tune out any noises and my noises are loud to say the least. I started researching online about tinnitus after this and came across some good sites on how to managed your problem. This site was one of the few that I have really appreciated and learned from. Tinnitus is different for everyone and I think in the end the real key is to learn to tune out or refocus your thoughts elsewhere. Most days I barely hear the noises and try to surround myself with other outside noises like TV, windows open, keeping busy, etc. And if the noises get loud I just refocus and try to forgot the whole thing and keep going about my day or sleep. Sites like this and others are a real help to get us on the road to better manage our tinnitus situation. I was wondering if anybody on this site has tinnitus as a result from being born deaf (hard of hearing)?