I know I will habituate to this tinnitus eventually, but I hate the constant worry of loud noises, I am worried when walking my dog that an emergency vehicle is going to blast my ears with a siren. I am fed up thinking I can't go back to my old workplace in a manufacturing plant, I worry that earplugs won't be enough, I used to take any job I could before tinnitus, but they were always jobs in loudish environments. Where I live jobs are very hard to come by, a lot of unemployment in my area. I hate that I am trying to make it in a noisy world, sure if I won the lottery I could shield myself away from loud working environments, but it isn't reality, I'm scared that all it took was me slamming shut a car bonnet/hood to permanently increase my tinnitus, I don't know how I'm going to support myself when I am paranoid about loud noises, my dad retires next year and then I'm on my own. I'm so limited because of tinnitus, I'm only 26 and I have got 40 years of working ahead of me!