My name is Loretta, I am so glad to find this group. have a sensorineural hearing loss and tinnitus for many years. I am currently getting through an ear infection where the noise is terrible. Hoping it will be dealable soon. I have belltone true hearing aids, and the specialist said the plugs were necessary due to the amount of loss I have. I try and wear them to make it easier on those I have to communicate with, just wish they were enough, and the discomfort I feel from the plugs was worth it. Right now I have a combination of foghorns and trains, choo choo! It is so nice to find there is a group like this. The cortisone drops with the antibiotic helped sooth things right away, though the noise isn't any bet ter. They have me on 1500mg of amoxicillin a day which seems like a lot.