Hi all, I've been lurking here for a few weeks now, but I already feel like I know many of you. That's my way of saying I think this is a great forum Here's my story. About two weeks ago I suffered acoustic trauma while recording guitar. My mic picked up the sound from the headphones and suddenly I got a high pitch/db spike to both of my ears. The T started immediately. The next day I went to the ENT who quickly made me go through hearing tests and whatnot. Luckily my hearing was ok (at least the standard range), but later I did discover that my right ear has dropped everything after 15,5khz. It might have been that it was like that before the incident, but who knows. Also, some hyperacusia in the right ear. Aaaanyway, so my hearing was fine and all the docs told me the T would heal too. Nothing else. No how, or when, they just said it's gonna get fine. Right. That's where this forum comes in. I've now at least understood that my story is very common, and that there are no sure things when it comes to T. Will it heal? I hope so. Do I believe it? I don't want be over optimistic on that. From what I've read on this forum I would consider my T quite mild. I can't hear it throughout the day, but I hear it alwas at home. Especially when watching TV and going to sleep. At the beginning I had these high pitched cricket noises, which now only come vary seldom and very mild, which leads me to believe that some healing has occurred already. What I'm left with is the "headnoise", a steady "old TV" sound that amplifies especially when sleeping. I think that one has also settled down a bit, but it's clearly still there. As I said, it's been about two weeks, and for those two weeks I've maybe got 2 nights of OK sleep (heavily medicated though). So I'm not really even hoping for a 100% cure. I just hope I would learn to sleep again with it. Ok, then the treatment. Once again, thanks to this forum I've really found good help: - First 8 days: prednisone and healthy living, sports, healthy food. Result: no sleep (probably due to Pred) but some reduction of T. I don't believe the prednisone had anything to do with this, but it was worth a try. - Now: supplements daily. Vitamins (A, E, B komplex, D), NAC, zinc, magnesium - For sleep: mirtatzapin (have used for years), melatonin 5mg, and zopiclone (for last 2 nights), white noise (actually a fan in the background) Also, my stress levels are quite high at the moment (due to T and work) so I need to try to relax and get my neck problems sorted to see where my real base level T is. Being a Finn one obvious treatment is sauna. I'm also considering HBO, but really looking at this day-by-day and maybe decide on that next week if I feel like it. That's about it. I'm the kind of guy who usually overanalyzes and stresses about everything, so obviously having T is one of the worst things I can imagine. Also, being a part time musician and music lover it really bugs me having problems with the ears. It's good to hear though that T is not a showstopper and there really is hope in having everything (almost) back to normal.