Ralph H. Oscarson
I do not make jokes when it comes to one of my ailments. However, all I can say is cope with your Tinnitus. Mine started in 1961 and is 24/7. It is loud and yes it is depressing. It is not life threatening and does not affect the brain. Of course, any physical ailment can become mental if you let it happen. If any doctor wants you to see a shrink just ask them how they would feel with noise all the time. Good luck and I will say a prayer for you. Welcome to the club that the USA fails to research as to causes of Tinnitus.