I work 40-46 hours a week, I cook, I clean, I attend family functions, I do my errands, pay my bills, etc. I still hear my tinnitus mostly all the time --even over the tv or my diesel truck-- but other than fleeting frustration sometimes, I don't have an emotional reaction. I have good days and bad days. I've had four days in a row of very low tinnitus but it comes back with a vengeance--when I haven't changed anything. I do notice that I get distracted and forget about my tinnitus for short periods of time but as soon as I stop being engrossed in what I'm doing--I hear it. It doesn't stop my sleep and my relationships are doing well. I don't allow it to change my plans but sometimes I grow tired of knowing that every morning it will be there and sometimes, it just wears me out. Am I habituated? Is this as good as it gets? Do my friends that have tinnitus but only hear it when they think about it have mild tinnitus or is this a place I might reach someday? I know, so many questions. I'm just thankful that I'm not a young person. My heart goes out to those who are young and suffer.