Its Been 12 years tomorrow that I woke to SSHL and what a roller coaster it has been! I have been off the boards for a long, long time and I am only on tonight to let those who are new to Tinnitus or SHL or all the above, know that it will get better, maybe not the T itself will, but time heals everything!! My T is constantly changing its always very loud and anything can exacerbate it, stress, Tmj, menstrual, meds, weather, allergies, my T is effected by all the above! Through the Years I learned SO much about myself and how to Live a decent Life Despite the T and No hearing in the ear. That morning changed my Life forever ,Yes!! but it has given me so much appreciation of the little things in Life that matter most and that things could always be worse! Personally I think having a Good mind set is key to conquering tinnitus and getting on with your life, I finally woke up one day and after that awful day in 2003 and said to myself I am sick of feeling sorry for myself and THAT is the day I got my Life back on track, little by little I got stronger and stronger, I got off these Boards, I know they help a lot of people but I personally don't think its healthy for one to be on here all the time when trying to get on with your life, again personal preference. Just wanted to write tonight and say this and that YOU can get your life back, it won't be the same and trust me I battle with T daily its Not better, my Mind is better. and at the end of the day that is what counts most!!