I agree ... you just have to live with it ... have had mine since my early 20's and I'm almost 65 now ... my left ear is the loudest ... the right is not too bad. I think some day medical science will be able to get into the brain and cure the ringing. Maybe 500 years from now, huh?? For now, we just have to gut it out. Hang in there ... it's not as bad as some of the other diseases out there.