When I first noticed T about 2 months ago I initially was oversensitive to background noises like my refrigerator or furnace. Not in a sense that the noise was hurting my ears but I was constantly aware and distracted by those noises. Within a few days as the acute anxiety due to the ringing in my ears took over, this subsided. However, a couple of nights ago I noticed that I couldn't stop locking in to the noise produced by what I BELIEVE is the motor of my masking fan that I use to help me sleep at night. I turned the fan off only to hear a more faint "generator/motor" sound coming from my furnace, which I locked into as well. It sounded very similar in texture/pattern to the loud fan noise but not as loud. The fridge produces a similar sound from it's motor which I am also hyper aware of. Tonight I went for a run which previously would completely take my mind of the tinnitus. But this time, every time a pack of cars would pass me by, I THINK I would hear a phantom version of the generator/motor noise. And sometimes even when the cars weren't there. It wasn't a stark noise like my tinnitus, it's more like a made up noise like when you have a song stuck in your head. I was on a REALLY good path towards habituation but now I feel like I have literally created a new sound that I hear when anything with an engine is near or things get really loud. Also, running water started sounding different like I could hear the buzzing coming from the water leaving the faucet as opposed to just the water. Certain rain/waterfall soundtracks I listen to started producing crickets, beeps, and morse code type sounds that I cannot tell if they are really on the track, or created by me. I feel like my safety nets have been turned against me. Maskers, distractions, ambient noises, background noises ETC are now the object of my despair and cause the anxiety to spike! Note that when in a silent room with no generators near, I DO NOT hear the generator noise. Only the hissing which is my tinnitus. This is INSANE. Reactive tinnitus is when certain sounds amplify your existing ringing. I am wondering if the new issue I am facing is simply over sensitive hearing due to the anxiety and "Red alert" mode that my nervous system is in. Any advice?