Hi. I have had tinnitus since I was 18. I am 42 years old now and at times I find it invasive and horrid. I have moderate hearing loss as well and wear hearing aids. These help my T by picking up outside sounds. Stress makes the T worse, no question.
I find the T distressing as when I speak to someone it can just come on. Then my anxiety gets worse. In turn the T gets worse. The only way to break this loop is to work on my anxiety and relaxation techniques. And to keep the stress low.
I hope one day the medical world finds a cure or some medication that helps. If anybody has any tips please message me. Thanks.