I'm once again sorry to sound so negative but this is bullshit. I just came from the Senior Center where I was trying to read a suspense novel and had to stop and come home. The noise in my head was just too loud. I tried to go fishing the other day and the noise was so loud it ruined everything. People say to not stop doing the things that you enjoy. Everything I enjoy doing involves quite. Bow hunting, archery, fishing, reading. Listening to music "quietly" gives me a headache. People tell me to hang in there. I just don't see the point... I have had tinntus off and on over the years but nothing like this. It started last September. Every day I try to sleep as long as possible. It's getting harder and harder to fall back to sleep. I pray every night to go peacefully in my sleep.