I’ve had tinnitus for so long now I almost don’t hear it any more. Sometimes I even use it to go to sleep when too much is on my mind. That’s not quite the right way to habituate tinnitus I know but I sort of made it my friend so to speak. It seemed easier than making it my enemy.
Even though I don’t think about my tinnitus too much I can tell when it wrecks my hearing. There are some days better than others. Last night I had class again and I had a helluva time keeping up with what everyone was saying. I still have lopsided hearing (hearing aid fixed, they called today and I can pick it up tomorrow) but seemed worse than normal. I was over tired from skiing earlier. Way over tired. I went beyond my skiing norm yesterday and later went to class yawning. When I am tired the ringing picks up my ears. Or maybe I just hear it more because it’s so hard to focus. Anyway, I missed half of what was said unless I was near enough to read lips.