My tinnitus is really bothersome. White noise maskers offer no relief, and “trying not to focus” is wearisome.
Mine is most like example #9
(Not sure if I am posting the link correctly, there’s a sidebar on the left under ‘Try our tests’ -look for tinnitus examples)
If one of these sound clips sort of matches your tinnitus, try playing it at a loud volume for your audiologist and your family members who can’t identify with your trouble.
“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”