I'm sorry to hear of your experience but as I and others have counseled you (perhaps not as directly as I'm going to now) you need to see another practitioner. There are a thousand ways to practice acupuncture and an infinite number of techniques - generally these types of responses are very rare except in practitioners who use very strong manipulation/needling techniques, too many points, etc.
The truth is that acupuncture is about the only thing available with at least some supporting research and years of clinical evidence for helping with tinnitus.
Believe me if there were other options I would tell them to you. I, and I'm sure others here as well, have nothing but your best interests in mind. I'm not recommending acupuncture because I know it "should" work or just so you become a "believer" - I'm far too conservative for that and am generally against many "alternatives". For tinnitus, however, particularly of your variety, it's most often very effective in the right hands. So as clearly as I can say it - see another practitioner (ideally find someone who also practices "tuina" massage).
On your own you can read our tinnitus treatment section for ideas, I've posted our tong ren therapy treatment for tinnitus article which can be used with our system but also simply with massage particularly in the "main points" (see article), and our system of healing is also available online for free via tongrenstation.com.