My name is Arianne, from the Netherlands and I have been suffering from tinnitus for over 40 years. I am also hearing impaired, and as my hearing has been getting worse over the years, my T has been getting worse too. Especially when I'm not wearing my hearing aids (f.i. in the night) the "inside noise" is much louder than the "outside noise". My average loss of hearing is between 70-80 dB. The first 40 years of my T there were two noises, one so-called brown noise and one noise that is more of a beep, around 4000 Hz. Loudness currently around 80-85 dB. Since this summer I also have a third noise, lower in frequency, around 2000 Hz, same loudness. All noises are continuously present, though louder when I have had a very busy or noisy day. At the moment I am still working fulltime, but this is getting more difficult. My job is rather demanding in communication, lots of meetings, and since one year we are using a new office, in which I do not have a room alone, but have to share a very large place with 30 others. Not so good for me. The company doctor had ordered adjustments, but apparently that takes some time :-( I have four grown-up kids, a husband, two border terriers and a sailing boat. To be able to stay sane I have my hobbies: walking with the dogs, sailing, knitting, and wool spinning. Or a combination of those ;-) Happily I am a rather relaxed person, and I often think this probably is why I am coping OK. But I am looking forward to relating with this forum, of which I recently read in a Dutch magazine.