This article is from the Tinnitus FAQ, by email@example.com (Mark Bixby) with numerous contributions by others.
An Eighth Nerve section is the treatment of last resort. You will be
totally deaf. But beware - if your tinnitus originates somewhere
inside the brain, you will be totally deaf AND still have tinnitus. A
prominent American tinnitus specialist says this surgery should never
be done for tinnitus, since he knows of patients whose tinnitus
INCREASED to suicidal levels afterward.