Let's face it. There is a possibility we could have this for the rest of our lives. The human mind is a amazing thing and if you can look at everything in a positive mind set it's amazing how much better you can feel. My tinnitus was caused from a mistake I made and wasn't protecting my ears and I didn't know that this could happen. All you can do is look forward and enjoy what you have left. I developed tinnitus is a split second and your life can change so fast. Try and enjoy what you have left. I would encourage other people to post positive thoughts here. It's the only way we will get thru this. You are not alone.