I was diagnosis with tinnitus about six weeks ago after the ringing began to affect my work so I tried for short term disability. The ringing is constant to the point it is waking me up at night when I am sleeping. The ENT told me I've loss 25% of my hearing and to get hearing aids something I cannot afford. He did recommend special accommodations for my job consisting of not wearing headphones. I work in a call center taking/making 80 to 100 calls a days where the noise volume is noisy with everyone talking all the time. Work is saying I can still work on the phone using the receiver though am concerned on whether or not I can hear the other person on the line and how the noise is going to affect the ringing. Right now since I am on leave I use the speaker phone making hearing much easier.