I am somewhat feel less alone on this planet by this thread filled with fellow tinnitus afflicted people. I hope the original poster feels reassured.
I take this occasion to survey our shared condition:
a) do you consider yourself smarter or wittier than average?
b) do you have better eye sight than average?
c) do you also suffer from micropsia or macropsia? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micropsia
d) do you prefer calm and dark rooms at home?
e) do you feel the need to have tv or radio playing all day?
f) do you get episodes of tinnitus awareness that drives you crazy and how do you finally get through?
g) are you a musician or particularly interested in music
h) how many hours of sleep do you get/need?
i) any other observation you think is related to your tinnitus?
Thank you very much in advance.