Hi- you sound like you've got your tinnitus under control, or at least your emotions about it are under control. I, on the other hand, am freaking out about my tinnitus. It started 2 months ago after a wedding where the music was loud, but didn't bother me at the time. No one else I know who was at the wedding has tinnitus as a result of it. So I'm wondering "why me"? I'm too young for this! I may speak with a therapist to help me deal with the stress and depression that go along with tinnitus. How do you cope? Any suggestions would be great! The way you have accepted this is admirable.