The thing that angers me is that i feel i was unfairly chosen to get tinnitus. Why me? I avoid drugs and alcohol, (which are probably ototoxic) and never went to discos or even parties. I only used to listen to my music at home. The volume was fairly high but nowhere near party levels. The thing that triggered my tinnitus was a single acoustic event. Again this would have probably been less loud than a disco, but maybe it was like a gunshot which can be brief but very loud. It started off as a fairly high pitched tone. Not very loud. Several years on it has become a much lower tone and louder. There are many more people out there that regularly go out at night, they eat junk food, have sex, smoke, drink, listen to loud music and even get tinnitus for a night or two. But they dont suffer permanently. Its not fair. i know djs that play at clubs regularly. They have been doing it for years yet they get to come home and lay down in silence. They dont suffer like we do.