My tinnitus began in early childhood, in the form of occasional sustained notes (at the time, I thought I must be especially sensitive to noises from electronics), and an occasional loud noise, swelling rapidly and then fading rapidly, very much like feedback.
into a frequent sound like cicadas buzzing (and which I long thought was),
and these days is a more or less constant chorus ranging from a sound
rather like the leaking of air from an almost-blocked sinus to a large
field of cicadas. That nasty feedback noise seems to be gone for good, though (touch wood).
My recently taking a job in a noisy industrial
environment probably isn't helping -- one more reason for me to find a
new one ASAP. My hearing was never all that good, and I think the
tinnitus is making that worse.
Does anyone have any recommendations to make?