I have had tinnitus for one month in my right ear. Is it only a matter of time before I get tinnitus in my left ear.? My audiologist thinks I have age related hearing loss. My right ear has a loss of 25 db from 250Hz to 2.5KHz sliding down to a 50db loss at 8KHz. My left ear which does not have tinnitus has a loss of 10db at 250Hz , 20 db at 1.5KHz 30 db at 2KHz , 45db at 4KHz and 35db at 8 KHz. My audiologist says that tinnitus is caused by the brain listening hard for frequencies it is not hearing. Like an audio amplifier with the gain turned up. Given this explanation, would wearing hearing aids delay or permanently defer getting tinnitus in my good ear because the brain would not have to turn the gain up. Also using the same logic would a hearing aid tailored to my tinnitus ear result in my brain being able to turn down the gain thereby reducing the volume of the tinnitus.? I would greatly appreciate any feedback on these questions.