HI everybody. I know Tinnitus is complex to explain but I just wanted to know if anyone has gotten a medical explanation as to why hearing loss can occur with no tinnitus? I read many websites saying Tinnitus is the hairs in your ears "bent or damaged" and the brain "fills in the gap" by making an internal noise. But logically, why does that not always occur with hearing loss (even bad hearing loss). ie Many people have hearing loss and no tinnitus at all. I can only conclude that tinnitus is realted to a mental issue (ie anxiety etc...) Would love some helpful advice.