In the beginning after my surgery the tinnitus I suffer from seemed to improve. I don't know if it's stress but now the tinnitus is bothering me again? Sometimes just wearing the implant helps, but other times it makes it worse? When I brought it up to the Audiologist, she didn't seem to know if the tinnitus would cause me to hear less through the implant? At times the tinnitus is distracting because of the perceived noise in my head. Real noise or not, it's there! Sometimes I find very few people can really relate to it, which kind of makes me feel alone with this problem, and makes me reluctant to talk about it? Personally I think when it does occur, it causes distraction of what I do hear?