Hey all, I've been thinking quite abit on this topic and could use some wise insights. Around 50mill americans suffer from tinnitus. Most of them arent bothered with it with from what I understand, they have gotten used to it or whatnot. Another term would be that they are "ignoring it". Could it really be that all of these suffer from TMS? And if so, isn't ignoring sorta the cure? "Live your life like it's not there". I can't imagine that all of these people live unfufilled lives and match the tms-profile. Cant really grasp this. Another factor is the high proportion of musicians that suffer from tinnitus (or TMS). What is the explanation of this from a TMS perspective? From reading success stories on this and tmshelps board, I can conclude that many of them goes like "ah, I've gotten rid of most of my pains, I feel great mentally but my tinnitus is still there". This makes me wonder. I am asking since I just recently developed a whizzing sound in my right ear and my focus has shifted completely from my body to this. Especially since I work in a silent office environment nowadays it's hard to "just ignore". It is not always there and changes abit in character over a day. I know that both Sarno and SteveO mention this symptom as (typical) TMS. I met with Paul Gwozdz who also confirmed it to be TMS. According to the latter it "should be easy to get rid off". I am not near the level of pain I was in 9 months ago (I increase my level of activity week by week and I'd say that I am 70-80% better) and my logic tells me the tinnitus with 99% certainty is TMS aswell - SI at work, finding my weak spot as I've been fearing this syndrome long before my pain started. I love my silence. But a few questions leaves me pondering and I was hoping to get some insights from this wise community of healers. All the best and a special thanks to Walt, Herbie, Forest who runs the healing show around here. Keep spreading the love and knowledge.