Hi Ive found this site a great support in last few weeks but I feel that my situation might be hopeless. I wont go through the details again. But basically I have developed very severe tinnitus which means that I have constant loud noises which I cant escape from for one single waking moment. I'm not young but I'm not so old and I cant really imagine a life with these constant loud noises. Family have been supportive but basically there is nothing anyone can do. I use to love life (despite usual ups and downs) before this happened. But now I have no quality of life and every moment is like torture. I feel that Im at the end of the road but dont know how to or dont have the nerve to switch the engine off. I just want it all to end. Im not suicidal by nature but I just dont think I can bear this anymore. Im sorry that this is so negative. I know most will get through depression and come out other side and have a happy life. And I hope that applies to all others on this site. Even as I sit here and write this I have high pitched hiss in my left ear and a kind of loud metal spinning schreceing in my right ear and other sounds chipping in now and again. I would be OK if I could have an hours break a day from the noise but that isnt posisble. I think I am literally going mad. There was so much more I wanted to do in life. I was startuing to get coverage in media for my research and getting invited to speak at events and it was all going freally well. But now i just want to sleep.