I have been a musician playing in bands for around 20 years. Though nowadays I have given up the band work and earn a living as a workshop leader. I developed tinnitus at the start of February 2016 after a few loud workshops with no ear protection. I visited an ENT and he said that I'm fine to carry on with work as long I protect my ears. I've had some ACS Pro 17's & Pro 26's made up for workshop use. Here's the question though that I can't seem to find any answers to. When I'm singing with the ear plugs in, my own voice sounds very loud in my head and seems to create a buzzing in my ears. I may be imagining it, but the tinnitus seems louder after I have done a singing workshop with ear plugs in. Maybe it's the extra worry, as I'm worrying that I am damaging them further, or could be the added raised tension after a day's work? Has anyone else experienced this? Also my tinnitus generally seems louder in the afternoon and evening. I am learning to live with tinnitus but I'm just afraid that the singing with ear plugs in is causing further damage! Would appreciate any knowledge that you all might have.