So does anyone besides me on this forum have mild to severe tinnitis (permanent ringing in the ears)? I've had severe tinnitis in both ears for about 2 months now caused by playing drums in a band. I always tried to wear hearing protection during practice and a few shows, but sometimes i just wasn't cautious enough i guess. I went to a few doctors but they basically just said its permanent and i'll just have to deal with it. It gets pretty hard sometimes. I find it really difficult to focus in classes and have even thought about dropping out of college because of it, but i know that won't help me. When I play video games I have to wear headphones because the speakers on my tv won't block out the ringing, and I also sleep with a couple fans running, but I still find myself waking up about 2 or 3 times a night because of the ringing.
So does anyone else have any similar experience with tinnitis, or have any tips on dealing with it. Please share your story.