I had moderate T for about 3 months, apparently triggered by SSNHL. Then, 2 weeks ago out of the blue the T exploded in my head. I now have a very loud high frequency tone continuously in my right ear and more irregular noises in my left ear. When I say loud, I mean on a par with sitting in a car with the alarm going. I also now have hyperacusis. Now the left ear T is also getting progressively louder.
I get 2 hours sleep with a sleeping pill and am beginning to feel suicidal. I have started CBT and meditation to try to reduce my sky high stress levels. Can I ask 2 questions of you all? First, my Dr suggests the T will “settle down after a while”. Is he giving me false hope or is this common? Second, is habituation at all likely with such loud T?