I know this might seem strange but having suffered constant raging tinnitus after and accident for over a 15 months now, I started thinking that there is a mindset to all this to help you cope. I thought about all the things that make you the person you are and all the life changing events we all go through good and bad that shape and mould you. I decided that rather than fight it and deny I have tinnitus that I should almost try and love my ears. I realised that the word heart actually contains the word ear (h-ear-t). My tinnitus keeps me awake most nights even though I play brown noise, it has affected me socially as I have so much hearing loss and cant keep up with conversations. I also have pain with it from the accident. But I have finally started to accept that it is part of who I am now, and I need to try and see it as some sort of fate. I know some of you will think this is silly but i wanted to share my thoughts to try and help to shift the mindset on this potentially debilitating condition.