Hello I am new to this forum. I have right sided tinnitus probably caused by an acoustic neuroma. I have had it for 9 years and generally cope but when I am low it just takes over as it is now and I struggle to get back on track. I am under my local NHS audiology dept and have a basic hearing aid in my right ear as my hearing has been damaged by the neuroma. I have never been offered white noise or any other masking techniques, and am lucky if I am seen every 6 months. Does anyone have any experience of the private tinnitus clinics? Also has anyone had any success with propranolol to stop the anxiety caused by tinnitus. Finally I am widowed and live alone so have no one to distract me!