I couldn't believe it! 3 days ago I awoke and soon afterward realized something was different; I was experiencing silence --- beautiful, golden silence. Ahhh... I listened carefully and couldn't even fathom this wonderful feeling for it was so unfamiliar to me now. Then... this morning I was awakened by what I had dreaded... my T had returned and was demonstrating its superiority over me and dashing my hope that some how, in some way, those great 2 days of silence "might" continue. Now this sound was even louder than previously, this high-pitched shrill sound of a smoke alarm had replaced the various alternating (but not piercing) sounds I had grown accustomed to hearing. I searched my memory for anything differently which I may have done which caused the temporary suspension of my T and there was nothing. I did absolutely nothing out of the ordinary. T is such a strange and mysterious phenomenon/malady that who can truly understand why we all experience such a tremendous range and volume of sounds. Both my husband and son try to lend themselves to me, try and succeed at being understanding and sympathetic but who can truly empathize who doesn't actually experience the torment of T? I recall now that some years ago we helped a neighbor who had no family with some chores and she would tell us to speak with her on her left side since she was nearly deaf in her right ear and she had tinnitus. At that time, I had no familiarity with T and what she said was completely foreign to me and I had not a clue what she might be feeling. How can anyone who is capable of experiencing beautiful silence in their solitude understand! They simply can not. Well, that overworked phrased "If something is too good to be true, it probably is." certainly is relevant for me today, unfortunately. Just when I was slowly habituating to the menu of sounds I was experiencing, I got that brief bit of delightful absence in my right ear only to lose it once again. Wishing everyone a peaceful Sunday, if possible. Best wishes. P.S. Back in February 17th I had also reported to the group a 2-day respite.