August of 1998 I spent several hours in a too-loud club. This was the beginning of my T. I couldn't sleep and it was quite a disruption to my life. I had previously worked for an audiologist so I had some idea of what T was. I called my audiologist friend and she recommend I get checked out. I was told I had no hearing loss and that I should mask the sound as best I could. For sometime after that I feel asleep to the low hum of TV infomercials. Eventually, it was months but I can't recall how many, it went away completely. I've always believed it just resolved itself, and not that I habituated to the sound, but who really knows for sure. In the years since I've always worn over-the-counter ear plugs to loud events. On October 26, 2013 I attended a concert. Our seats were in the second row center from the stage. I have T again. For some reason, I'm not near,y as anxious about it this time around as I was last time. Maybe because it's not foreign to me and I know there's a light at the end of the tunnel. I haven't seen a doctor this time around, but I likely will as I've also had sinus issues since early October. I hear the hum almost all the time, but it doesn't really bother me during the day. I'm usually able to put it out of my mind. Nighttime is another story. I'm using a nature sounds IPad app to sleep through the night. Crazy thing is...when I'm awake listening to the nature sounds in the still of the night I run little experiments on myself. I can listen to my T through the nature sounds. But I can also focus on the nature sound and block out the T 100%. I remember a camping trip when I had T years ago. It was so wonderful to not here T even if I tried for days because we camped by a swift flowing creek. I need to get back to nature again soon.