Dear Tinnitus sufferers, I am updating my progress from my noise enduced tinnitus 5 months after it began. I can say that it has quietened down from noise that could be heard over running taps and even flushing toilets, to a very quiet high pitched noise. I am aware of this only when I listen out for it, or if it is perfectly quiet, or if I am trying to sleep sometimes. The very high loud hiss of the crickets is gone. The pain is gone from loud noise The pressure in my ears, as well as the cloudy hearing loss is also gone What worked for me was 100% rest of my hearing. I wear earplugs (silicon) when I play music. i dont go to concerts or to noisy bars any more. I avoid anything louder than a vacuum cleaner. No drills etc. I would use headphones when listening to music at a sensible volume, but not ear buds. If I could give any advice I would say that you should have the attitude that your hearing can get worse, and to protect it at all costs. This way, not only will you stop your T getting worse, but it might even heal a bit. Being busy in the early days helped a lot, the more you listen for your t, the worse you will feel about it and the more frequently you will stress to almost panic about it. This is the worst mistake you can make when fighting this thing. Finally, I think that there are a lot of false promises out there re treatments etc. Diet and exercise is important, but for some it wont make the T any better or worse. I would also say that T returns now and again, sometimes loud enough to be concerned about it, but as yet has not remained. I will never be careless about my health again. I hope you guys will get well to the point of being almost normal, which is what we should aspire to. There is no perfect with our hearing, as it gets slightly worse as we age anyway. So I would say to have realistic goals about what to wish for and to aim for. I would also say that I was very lucky indeed. I possibly was just short of exposing myself to permanent catastrophic damage. It seemed this was the case for the first 6 weeks. 2 months later it had improved to the point of not being freaked out by it, while still hearing it. a further 3 months down the line, it is hardly interfering with me at all. I would settle for my improvement if it were to stop now. I wish everyone peace and strength.