The majority of people with tinnitus, about 80 percent, are not bothered by it; it doesn’t affect their sleep or their ability to concentrate. The small percentage of people who struggle with the noise in their head can be more prone to other debilitating mental health problems, like depression and anxiety. It is not yet understood why tinnitus affects people so differently.
IT'S THE VOLUME!!!! For those who have very loud tinnitus life is torture. If you can play a background sound or concentrate on other things and (zone out), forget your Tinnitus then it is a little easier to live with. If we don't have a cure yet lets try and find a way to lower the volume for the poor 20%. I have had T for 10 years and it did not affect my life at all as the volume was low but if I listened I could always hear it even in a crowded pub. For the last three weeks it has been at an almighty volume reducing me to tears, thank God the volume though still very loud has at least gone down considerably and I can now concentrate for short periods of time.