Originally Posted by M_Six
Tinnitus is usually not something you can stop, even with surgery. It's not your ears making the noise. You could have your auditory nerve cut and you would still hear the ringing. Even worse, maybe. Tinnitus is your brain making up for the missing noise signal when you suffer hearing loss. Like an amputee will feel pain in a foot that is no longer there, your brain makes you think you hear high pitched sound when your high-pitch nerves are already dead. I hear very high pitched ringing in my ears all the time, yet I cannot hear high pitched sounds around me.
It's pretty embarrassing to always have to ask people to speak up. I hate it, and it's very annoying to sit here right now and hear it. It hasn't always been this bad but lately, its almost constant. I want a do over.