I’ve had an almost total hearing loss in my left ear for some years now. My doctors don’t know the exact cause –- perhaps a viral infection, perhaps a neuroma pressing on the auditory nerve. The deafness has been accompanied by occasional low-level tinnitus, but lately the ringing has gotten much worse. It’s louder and almost constant. I know there’s no cure for tinnitus, but has anyone tried anything for the condition –- herbal supplements, relaxation exercises, therapies both orthodox and unorthodox – that actually helps?