hey Jamon, have been following this thread.
sorry to hear about what you're going through. that really sucks. as a tinnitus sufferer I can understand some of your frustrations.
just wanted to chime in and say definitely go to the doctor. you never know man.
secondly, I agree you should lose the plugs. I think you're obsessing about what you're experiencing and it's magnifying things. by opening your hearing palate back up to the world you will give it a chance to reacclimatize.
the first time I started realizing I had tinnitus I did the same thing. kept thinking about it, obsessing about what can be done or what I could have done, excessively plugging my ears, holding my hands over my ears and analyzing every sound and pitch, trying to remember what I heard vs. what I was currently hearing... the list goes on.
anyway, the mental part was aggravating the actual physical condition. once I started to relax and kind of reset mentally I was able to better understand what was happening. after some time, the world as I knew it started to sound familiar and normal.
live outside your head a bit, be social, don't beat yourself up over it. things will work out.
let us know what your doctor says.