If you have tinnitus, you should definitely get your hearing checked. I've had tinnitus for years and finally got an audiogram. Turns out I have mild to moderate hearing loss and I got some hearing aids. The micro-electronics in the new hearing aids are pretty amazing. Mine are very comfortable and practically invisible and have made a huge difference in my life. They've also made the tinnitus a lot less noticeable. AND I can turn them off when shooting (shotgun) and they work like ear plugs.