Got tinnitius and now lost my girlfriend who saved my life and got me through the initial few months. But now I'm just thinking F@@@ her and F@@@ tinnitus. In the last week, I've been out for 2 meals, both without ear plugs. Been to the cinema to see Jurassic World with ear plugs in, still bloody loud. Went to the pub last night and got pretty smashed true British style. Now going out tonight, possibly even to a club or two. (with ear plugs). Not going to let this or her get the best of me. My tinnitus is at it's lowest point for a while today. The only thing I worry about is if I don't put the ear plugs in correctly and the occlusion effect. Although these are apparently rated at 33db so 100db club shouldn't cause too many problems. Are there ear plugs which don't cause the occlusion effect?