Thanks for the post.
While there's no doubt I should have/have had some hearing loss over the years (I've broke glass for a living, worked in large construction,been to the odd concert, had my own killer party a time or two)it was how and when it began that keeps me looking for help.
Tinnitus is likely, I'll get another doctors opinion.
Can Tinnitus start and stop? I have had a day or two here and there without it. Both ears.
1/2 the income and a 3rd child has a funny way of sapping your personal (HT) time...
Life is good.