Hi..I just read your message about having to live with tinnitus and just wanted to share my experience. I am 46 years old and this problem began for me only a few months ago, however, I thought you might find interesting some of the things suggested to me by my ENT specialist..there exists a device that is similar to a hearing aid, but which actually feeds a very low sound into the ear that blocks the ringing. I have also begun using a white noise machine during sleep and/or soft music when I get tired of the white noise. I was told by my doctor that the problem for me might be related to osteoporosis and I might have to live with it, but, I'm using some of these little tricks to help keep me from going nuts!! I wish you luck and hope you find some of this helpful.