I know about their denying help to those with tinnitus.
They should do the endocrine tests for you.
I hope they do a full panel.
Lipo-flavonoid is considered a supplement, so I doubt anyone will cover it.
Cheapest if you buy in bulk, and you have to stay on it for a long time to see if it works.
Many doctors report success with it, but it varies with each person.
The more advanced noise cancellation stuff is probably still experimental, so just look around for someone doing things like that.
VA might cover basic pink noise masking if a doctor signs off on it.
I could help you set up a basic generator.
Tailoring one to your hearing really needs testing, but an educated guess could be made.
It would require more equipment to eq the pink noise, but not impossible.
I hope I don't need to tell you to protect your ears from further damage, which usually increases the noise for a time.
You should use good earmuffs for any extended noise, vacuum, power tools, lawn mower, etc.
FOR THOSE WITHOUT HEARING ISSUES yet
As for the rest of you, you should all have a good set of muffs available at all times, and use them when you should.
And this means hearing protection in excessively loud shows too.
Use the clear Cirrus plugs if you want to hide them.
Gradual hearing loss is cumulative.
Almost all exposure takes a toll.
Muffs are more convenient, and far superior at lower frequencies.
I use the Howard Leight Black Leightning set.
There are comparable sets from other brands.
The better ones are far more comfortable, and radically quieter too.
$20 to $40 for a decent set.
Better ones with noise cancellation can range up to over a thousand.
Some enclosed headphones are effective, if you want the option of music.
Some have radios built in.
Look for a reduction in noise of 30 db or so, across a wide range of frequencies.
Electronic muffs built for shooting, are not intended for noise cancellation for any other use.
They may work fine turned off though.
Otherwise gun and hunting shops are a good place to find hearing protection.
Also workplace safety equipment stores.
The Leight is sold under another model in safety places, LM 22 maybe.
And for shooting, use inserts and earmuffs.
But only bother if you enjoy listening to music, or silence, or other people.
If you don't protect your hearing, you have a good chance of finding out what tinnitus is like.