I have had severe to outrageous tinnitus for 30+ years. For the first year or two it was very distracting, but I have good attentional focus and am not conscious of the tinnitus when I’m paying close attention to something else (even reading).
When I was about 5 years into the tinnitus, I had some dental work that involved drilling, and was amazed and thrilled to have the experience of no tinnitus – my hearing was so clear! (except for the dentist’s drill, that is)
I wear Bolero V70s for now (still trial period), and they have no effect on my tinnitus.
My audi suggested that tinnitus can improve with increased input to the brain: if the tinnitus is caused by lack of neural input (so the brain generates its own), then giving the brain neural input in those frequencies might result in the brain having to generate less of its own “input”.
Does anyone have experience with tinnitus improving over time using HAs?