I've had tinnitus for 18 plus years. I also have pretty severe hearing loss. I haven't tried any supplements. Running a chainsaw without protection for years and my lobsterboat engine noise have caused this ringing in both ears. My question is how would anyone know if the hearing loss is because of the tinnitus or loss of hearing itself? I'm new to this forum so maybe this has been asked also, but has anyone tried hearing aids and have they helped with the tinnitus. I've tried them a couple of times but couldn't get used to them and returned them. One doctor wanted to try sound generators, but I guess with the hearing loss they decided against them. It sounds like I'm contradicting myself but maybe the doctor didn't himself very well.