I see many people who come on here and complain about their tinnitus, about how it tortures them and how it will go on for their whole life. The thing people dont seem to realise is that tinnitus is not the worst or only thing that can happen. Many more bad diseases or worse things can and do happen as you grow older through aging and through bad luck. I know this because 10 years ago I got tinnitus and that was the first major disease I got at a young age. I couldnt cope with the thought that a part of my body had gone wrong and was incurable. But a few years later, I developed another more serious condition. This too is chronic and incurable. And now as I type this, I still have additional healht problems, some are curable, others are not. Some of us are lucky and will never get any disease and live happy and die happy. I used to eat healthily and never smoked or drank but I still ended up being punished anyway while my friends who did not live as healthily as I did, got away without any diseases. That is life. It is cruel. Dont think that just because you have tinnitus, thats the worst that could happen.