When it first developed it drove me crazy. It triggered great anxiety. I received a blessing from Brother Rod Tueller. The tinnitus didn't go away after, but my ability to live with it has increased. I hardly notice it any more, except when I get too tired, or when it changes tones which happens every once in a while. If I listen for it, it is there. But if I am busy doing something, I don't even realize it is there. It still bothers me I really don't have silence any more. However if I don't think about it, I'm OK.
The only worry is the doctor says it may portend hearing loss, which may be progressive. I hope not, but Sheri worries my hearing is getting worse. I have a hard time hearing something from the other room, but if people get my attention I hear fine. I also hear fine on the phone. So I'm good for a few more years yet.