Hey Everyone, So i have browsed these forums over the years. My tinnitus started around 8 years ago after a Melvins concert in a university. The guitarist left his feedback on and i was next to a loud speaker. As usual you would get the ringing but this time it never stopped. It took a while to come to terms with this invisible devil and over the time i have tried nearly every supplement under the sun , i even had a dream where i stood on my head and it disappeared i thought wow this must be a sign and tried it when i woke up only to get an awful headrush. I have even contemplated suicide only to fear that once i died i would be eternally trapped in a black void of T . So 8 years ago long time and i will say yes you habituate even to the point where you don't care for silence as you never knew what silence was. However the times i have become hyperaware is when i goto loud places. I ALWAYS take ear plugs and recently missed them when iwas in london , low an behold all the old anxiety and fears and even a perceived (could actually be an increase) of sound and variety of tones came back. I get a few stages when this happens . 1 FRANTICALLY LOOK FOR A CURE READ ALL RESEARCH 2. LISTEN INTENTLY TO THE SOUND IDENTIFY TONES (these generalyl make it worse) 3. i LOSE INTEREST AND GO ABOUT LIFE AND THE T is just another background noise. ok some things that have helped. - whistling the tone of my T as loud as i can and feeling a vibration knocks that little T sound out for nearly 30 seconds to a minute (and all us sufferes know what even 2 secs of non t is like) it does always come back so this may be a head thing but its nice!! - meditation using binaural beats somehow takes me away from all perceptions. - ZINC Anyone again big hello to everyone!