I have mild tinnitus with mild hearing loss since several acoustic traumas. Actually since my childhood I felt like I was very sensitive to noises and that there were minor damages after each loud exposure but since the internet and all the informations were not widespread I believed the nonsense of the doctors consisting in saying things like "you have normal hearing and buzzing in your head is normal, it's all in your head, see a psychiatrist and try to live with it, it is a hidden mental illness". I was not aware that below 20DB loss, hearing was considered normal, I regret that I didn't listen enough to my body instead of trusting all those "experts". If those "experts" had told me that ear traumas are not always legible and that it is not in my head my future would have been different. I met audiologists and learned how to do more professional audiograms than doctors with their few miserable frequencies and noticed all the damages. I'm a minor case compared to others here and try to keep hope for our future. Apart distress, I believe that our future might become brighter but not tomorrow, more in two or three decades I'm here to read and share good news in the research and sharing hope between ourselves.