Imagine a car alarm goes off and has been going on for more than an hour. It is not loud enough to cause hearing damage but it is very annoying. Telling people to habituate to tinnitus is like telling someone to put up with that car alarm for life. It is not only annoying but it can be tiring after a while having a constant noise which you cant escape. When we want to rest and relax and reduce stress, we generally do it by being in a quite environment. On the other hand, noise tends to add to our stress levels.