Thank you for your responses, I really appreciate it. I'm sorry, I should have been more clear on what professionals I've seen. Thus far, I have seen a otolaryngologist and an audiologist. Both of your suggestions on recruitment and hyperacusis seem to fit what I am experiencing so those are definitely strong possibilities. I also do experience vertigo on occasion but I find it's mainly due to the water in my ears. When I clean it out, the vertigo typically stops. I'm trying to figure out some better possible solutions because unfortunately in my experiences so far with this and a few other things, most doctors typically toss you a drug that never seems to do anything and they move on.