My hearing is still very good yet I have it. How does that work?
You can get it with minor damage, the sound is generated in the brain. Most hearing tests don't test the full hearing range, only up to 8khz usually. Some audiologists test up to the 20khz, its common for your a bit of damage to have occured in the higher frequencies especially if you have been to nightclubs/ gigs/ parties ect.
A family friend suffered from audio shocks which is worse than tinnitus. Can’t remember what caused it or his job. He found it so bad that he couldn’t face it anymore and ended his life by jumping off a bridge onto a rail tracks with a train approaching….
hang in there fellas. help is on the way. https://www.tinnitustreatmentreport.com/ there are some drugs and treatments in the pipeline. Lots of money is being thrown at finding a cure. I like the idea of the treatments that are coming that focus on regrowing the hair in the ear, by unlocking our dna code.. https://www.tinnitustreatmentreport.com/ i have it pretty bad. However some days it doesn't seem to bother me.. others i'm like ugh make this go-away !! keeping myself busy and doing things to take my mind off it, is the best i can muster for now. or just drowning it out with music / headphones.. i did like to listen to my music loud when i was younger. i also rode motorcycles without hearing protection for i dunno a good 15 yrs. so that probably didn't help.. However all that being said, my hearing is also apparently very good for my age. Had it for a good few yrs now. Stay off the tinnitus forums as it makes it worse. acceptance is the key, like others have said, easier said than done..