I just had my appointments, and I have mild hearing loss at upper ranges, more in one ear than the other, but not enough to make hearing aids worth while.
And the ringing, they don't know what causes it, and they have no way to make it stop or help it. They were nice enough about it, but basically said, "deal." It's probably nothing horrific, and so not worth their worry. They said I should use background noise if that helps.
I guess it's nice to know the ringing probably doesn't indicate some horrid problem. Other than that, I feel like I've wasted a couple days of my life, stressed out, and not gotten help.
And now I'm back to work on that project again. Huzzah.