I just got the bill for the appointments about my ringing ears.
I had an appointment with a primary care doctor (a family practice doctor), an appointment with an audiologist to test my hearing, and an appointment with an ear, nose, and throat doctor.
The result was that I have very minor hearing loss at the upper end. It's not worth using hearing aids for, they said.
And there's nothing to be done for the ringing; I just need to ignore it and deal. They suggested putting music on, which is okay for sometimes, but not really when I'm in a meeting, class, or working at something requiring real concentration (like most of my work).
The insurance was charged $500. To tell me to just ignore it and deal. I don't know why I even bothered, since looking at various sources on the web had pretty much said as much. Stupid me.