I have suffered with tinnitus for close to 30 years. I have tried to explain it. If you don’t have it or do not want to understand, I am helpless. It like a deafness with a noise in your ear all the time. I am told to get hearing aides. Done that, spent more than I care to admit, in time and money. I was put on the list for a CAT Scan 9, months to see if I had a tumor. I spent the money to go south of the border to get a scan. No tumor, thank God. The specialist said live with it and there is nothing they can do.
The Mayo clinic has a good section on it. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tinnitus/home/ovc-20180349 but there is no cure.
I have a 24/7/365, no time off, sound of a kettle whistling in my ear at 3/4 volume.
So when you accuse me of not listening, please understand I need to see your face to read lips and hear your voice in both ears. I always have the radio, music on or need some back ground noise to lessen the noise and anxiety.
Normal people hear this http://www.hear-it.org/sites/default/files/sound_files/Normal.mp3
Sometimes it’s depressing, when I am told I am not paying attention, I get frustrated and turn off people putting down. I turn off, Can you blame me. I work hard and try to make the world a better place. If you have found something that works for you please let me know. email@example.com