‘This suffering destroys my quality of life, but I cannot sacrifice the only thing that makes me happy’. Since I realized the temporary ringing in my ears is becoming permanent, a picture of me sitting with my children, helpless to hear their voice, has been haunting me. Some years ago the fear of tinnitus made me think seriously to stop playing music. I would sacrifice the only thing that makes me happy and jump on another miserable profession. This decision turned out to be a mistake, and I got back to my passion.