I have had tinnitus practically all my life and found out why in my teen years when I went to ENT Dr. And had otosclerosis in both ears. I am now 71 and it doesn't bother me so much because I have had it for so long. Had surgeries on both ears starting at 17 years old. Now am deaf in left ear, due to failure of Stapes operation after several years and very bad hearing with aid in right ear. I am told nothing but a cochlear implant might help. Also I sometimes sing in my mind a song I may have heard over and over and it takes my mind off of all the weird noises from tinnitus. I do not know if this would help anyone else though. Good luck and God bless.