Hi all, I've posted a few times so some of you will know that I've had tinnitus for about a decade but it just recently got worse. It's only been about a month since my T got louder so I'm kind of at square one again with habituation. One of the changes in my T is that it is a lot louder at night than it use to be, and when I wake up in the morning or after a nap, it is really blaring. At least, that's how I perceive it to be. That scares me and my imagination takes off and you know the drill probably. One thing that is different for me than for a lot of folks is that I have a substantual hearing loss. My hearing aids aren't comfortable to wear at night so sound machines etc. don't help with the T. My theory is that my brain gets so starved for sound at night that the tinnitus just gets a lot worse. When I put my hearing aids back in, the T quiets down quite a bit. Do any of you have the same problem? Thank you. One of the hardest things to get use to is this new loud T when I wake up from sleep and I don't like that it makes me feel more reliant on my hearing aids either.