Since the time I got my tinnitus, I have been wondering if I should protect my ears in the normal traffic outside. I have read several posts stating that we shouldnt "overprotect" our ears or else the hyperacusis will get worse or refuse to resolve! It makes sense to protect my ears in overly crowded events and cinemas, but should I also protect them in the traffic outside. One problem is the unexpected loud honking of the motorbikes and cars which drive me crazy and send me into the panic mode for several hours ( Which makes me perceive T louder ! ) So my question is how often do you protect your ears ?