I understand. Quoting: calin
Silence is not your friend when it comes to the ringing. One has to distract their consciousness from it. ... or habituate so it doesn't become an annoyance. Meditation and enjoying quiet times becomes difficult when one needs silence without ringing from the head.
you reminded me of a story of john cage.
he had a friend at nasa and he invited him to a perfected anti-sonic room. Cage was convinced that he will listen silence for the first time. But when he entered the room he kept hearing a high pitched buzz and a low hum. He thought that nasa are no so great.
but when he complained to his friend about what he heard, he told him that the high sound was the sound of his brain and the low hum was that of the heart.
so Cage realized that there is no such thing as perfect silence.
i do not know how it subjectively feels for others.
but i experienced that ringing as a listening experience (which has deeper layers like modulated radio frequencies). like listening to music.
if you enter that state of listening you can tune in/out into different layers or the volume. at least i can.
and while listening i also watch the black screen on inner vision which starts to show a kind of magnetic clouds.
thus perception is completely shifted in the inner world, and while this is happening in the head, ordinary mental processes cease - usual imagination and mental trains of thoughts
and this in turn allows for shifting awareness to the heart, and to its subtle voice, which until than was overwhelmed by the 'noise' produced by head thoughts.