Hello! I have had tinnitus since 2007. For me, tinnitus started after a very stressful period in my life, after moving places, problems at work,...It was quite a shock at the beginning and it took quite a while to adjust to the sound, but fortunately my tinnitus was of that kind that it seemed to get more quite in the evening prior to going to sleep. When my tinnitus started, I attended to cycles of HBO, which didn't seem to do anything. After that, I used sound therapy, listening to nature songs, which seemed to help. After a while, I quit listening to the nature sounds on a regular basis. Tinnitus usually only bothered me in the evening when I came home, after having been to noisy places... I started to be more confident again, not so afraid of loud noises or sleeping any more. I was quite content with my life and ok with the tinnitus, until about 6 weeks ago when I went out and spent the evening in a loud nightclub. Of course I did worry about my ears, but thought I'd be ok, I was wearing earplugs that where supposed to filter 30db. When coming home my tinnitus did seem very noisy, but I wasn't too concerned, as my tinnitus usually reacts to loud sounds. I thought it would calm down after a while. Two weeks later the tinnitus continued being very loud and I started to get very concerned and anxious about it. It has even influenced my sleep now, which it didn't use to do. I really regret going to that nightclub and certainly won't go to any loud places in the future, but unfortunately I can't get it undone. I'm happy though to have found this forum, as the members here seem to be more supportive and positive than in other places in the internet.