I just finished this and only rated it one star because there is no reason to learn to "just cope." There is relief available, though seldom from Doctors who are conventional ENTs. Doctors don't learn in med school how to fix tinnitus because they do not learn enough about the human brain. For research read Jastreboff. For relief, read, "Turning The Volume Down." I see that there is a newer edition than the one I read. Be sure to get the 2007 edition that is Revised and Expanded. I had tinnitus for 6 years until I read this book. I got relief and am thankful for it!