Hi! I am new to this website. I was born with severe hearing loss, I hear pretty well with my hearing aids I can engage in coversations with hearing people. For the last 2 years I've been listening to music on my earbuds, which of course was a bad idea since I am listening to it loudly in order to hear it. The last week (I think, not sure if it has been longer) I noticed like, music lingering? It would stop. But this week I've been hearing not a ringing but what sounds like lots and lots of birds chirping... Now of course I am starting to be frustrated since I've had hearing loss my whole life so I am used to silence when I sleep or shower or whenever my hearing aids are off but now all I hear is this, even with my hearing aids on.... Is this truly tinnitus? I am severely grieving over silence now, I am willing to stop using earbuds but according to what I've been reading, the damage is already done and I will have to deal with this for the rest of my life.