Almost 4 years ago I awoke with a strange sound in both ears. It was likened to a high pitched sound that and old TV would produce. Several weeks later I developed two more sounds in my left ear. This caused me to plunge into severe depression. I began to read everything I could on this new and strange thing. After realizing it was tinnitus, I began to learn how to minimize it. I discovered that playing music for several hours a day would help habituate it.Even though I was impatient to have this thing go away, I learned that it most likely would not but that my brain, over time with the help of music,would give it less and less attention. That is exactly what happened. Even though I am now at a point where my T is but a minor annoyance, I still listen to my music all of the time.Do I need to? No.I grew to love music. I listen to it all of the time here at my office. Piano and Celtic are my favorites. Without T I most likely would not have appreciated the beauty of piano done by artists like Michael Gettel, David Lanz or composers like Claude DeBussy and Eric Satie.I find this type of music soothing and people come to my place here at work and find the whole atmosphere to be a quiet place for them.One day there will be a "cure". But for now my music really can help to sooth the savage beast. Donald.