Hi to all, I have tinnitus for over a year now and I think I managed to learn how not to respond to it emotionally, which is a basic concept of habituation (actually I use maskers to which I habituated). I basically live a normal life meaning I successfully work, no sleeping problems, I read books, ride motorbike and bicycle, I have a loving wife and a beautiful house and all the things I always dreamt of despite silence. But I'm always sad, I do not enjoy things even when I don't hear tinnitus, it's like my emotions don't exists anymore. I switched off my emotions not only with regards to tinnitus but completely towards other things. It's like lost silence deprived me of emotional part of me. All I can think of is lost silence. It's like I'm on a survival mode all the time, something inside of me does not let me enjoy things saying hold on, you can't lough, you can't be happy because there's a problem you didn't fix meaning tinnitus. My T is actually mild usually don't hear it when outside or in public places with background noise. But I never forget I have T, it's something that always occupies at least 10% of my mind. We plan to have our first baby with my wife and I'm affraid I'll not be able to love it and enjoy time with it because of T. Question to the ones that consider themselves habituated, do you manage to be emotionally active towards life and not to respond emotionally to T at the same time?