Yes. When I first entered the tinnitus world there was no laughter about it at all. And finding others joking about it made me retreat further into darkness. This was back in 2002. There was no joke to be found living my life curled up in a ball in a closet. I wondered how people could joke and laugh. It didn't really give me hope back then. Fast forward from 2002 to the present day my struggles did not fit into a joke or comedy routine. Yes my life is successful but not in spite of tinnitus but because of tinnitus. It was said on the BTA site that she is an example of a person with hearing loss and tinnitus being a successful career person. It did not hold her back. There must be more to her story.