It has been one year since my tinnitus emerged. When I first came down with tinnitus, I was in a very desperate state. And I did not come across much in the way of hope in this battle. Although I knew that I was not alone with this condition, there was not much in the way of direct encouragement.
I received an email from someone afflicted with tinnitus who had read about my journey on this blog. And I felt compelled to write him to let him know that tinnitus can be overcome. That there is hope and that the vast majority of people who suffer from tinnitus learn to adapt.
If you suffer from tinnitus, there is hope. It may take time, and there will be setbacks, but there is hope.
One year later and tinnitus no longer impacts my life. Yes, it is still there, making ringing noises somewhere inside my head. I just do not notice it 99 percent of the time.