So about 15 days ago I'm on the 2nd (or 3rd) day of my vacation, sitting at the beach with my girlfriend, looking at the beautiful sea in front of me. However, I wasn't really there. I was (as usual) thinking about my tinnitus and how the absurdly loud cricket noise coming from the trees behind us is making it even worse... as if the tinnitus couldn't be bad enough. And then... nothing. Maybe two to three hours later. Nothing. It's not as if the tinnitus was gone. Far from it. It was there. At it's usual loudness, even started becoming reactive to certain hi-pitched nature noises. But I just didn't care any more. I was gonna write a long post but I won't. I'll keep it short. It didn't take a decade to get used to, not a year even, I didn't have TRT, CBT, NBA, NFL or any other acronym. No masking devices or any experimental drugs, or any well known drugs. I just didn't seem to care any more. I still don't, not a bit (well, maybe a little wee tiny bit ). I've seen posts on this forum saying that tinnitus is evil, a beast, a nightmare, a horrible affliction. It's not. It's a measurement, an accurate, scientific measurement showing how much you are able to not give a shit about stuff. I stopped giving any and I'm good. Definitely not 100% (as I've seen being mentioned in another thread and probably will never be 100%) but I'm GREAT. It took me about 2 months. My buddy has 70% hearing loss in his left ear and says his tinnitus sounds like a jet engine at full speed. He didn't give a shit after a week of having it. My tinnitus is hi-pitched, pulsatile, reactive, loud at times. I don't have any hearing loss or other medical condition. But even if it is there, I'm not monitoring therefore it is as good as gone. For those of you still minding it, patience. Take some time off, decrease your stress levels, enjoy life. If it's hyper loud and you're feeling hopeless, patience x 2. We've all been there. Help is on the way, be it retigabine or autifony or whatever. Hope is a good thing and there's lots of it nowadays. Hey, i guess i did write a long post after all.