I have been using my hearing aid with built in masker for about 6 months now and was wondering if anyone thinks its made their tinnitus worse? Before i started using it, my T was beginning to settle down and was having more frequent quietish periods but since using it, it seems to have got worse. I only have mild hearing loss and until i got tinnitus, i hadn't noticed this and probably could get by without it. Whilst wearing the hearing aide and using it as a masker, its masking my T up to a point but I am beginning to think that all the time Im using it, my brain is not learning to ignore the sound of my tinnitus which is why it seems louder when i take it out. Whereas if I didn't wear it, would my brain eventually filter it out??
Would like to know other peoples thoughts on the matter please.