Will my tinnitus from sinus infection go away?

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Hi,

About three weeks ago, I had a pretty bad sinus infection which lasted a while. My ears felt blocked and I couldn’t hear very well, and I also had a ringing noise in both ears. I wasn’t too bothered since I knew it was due to the cold, and my hearing went back to normal not long after. However, I still have a ringing in my ears and it’s been quite a while since the sinus infection has gone away. It’s quite loud in my right ear but the left one isn’t too bad.

Is there anything I can do to get it to go away? Or should I see a doctor? It’s driving me absolutely insane and I have my first GCSE in less than two weeks.

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    Hey! 

    Im no expert but I’ve got tinnitus. Mine first happened when I was about 12 and then went for about 8 years, it came back again just before my 21st birthday, I had tinnitus in my left ear so bad it would wake me up. I got it in my right ear too at one point but went to the doctor and was told it was an infection that was causing it so maybe you should check that out? It did go in my right ear after antibiotics (I wasn’t even aware I had an ear infection). If not the only advice I can have is to chill out about it. Mine used to be so loud it would wake me up, I had one appointment with an ear specialist and he said to me, I’m going to do nothing today other than tell you you’re fine and it’s not going to hurt you and it will get better. And it literally did that night haha, I hardly hear it anymore smile does get louder when I drink or have an illness 

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      It was scary but I really do think it only got that bad because I was worrying about it so much, I don’t think it gets worse- you just pay more attention to it and as a result it’s all you can hear, I was also very stressed at the time 
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    • Posted

      Yo u have secretory Otitis Media. It takes 3 months to settle. Fluids enter the ear and take time to dry or secrete out. The Eusthasian canal dysfunction is the culprit for ear blocking.

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    It might help you to know that since writing my previous reply I have noticed my tinnitus and it appears louder again! I really do think it has a lot to do with the brain and how it chooses to ignore noises, I’m a massive over thinker and I worry, it’s probably my poor brain on over-drive! 
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    Hi Naomi,

    ?I now suffer with tinnitus having had my ears syringed last November. I have tried a number of distractions in order to ease the situation and calm myself. I noticed that when i showered my tinnitus was drowned by the sprinkling water on my head. I then tried "white noise" which you can get on Utube. I like the sound of light rain which calms me and reduces the annoying squeal in ears. Try it and see if it works for you. I presume from your GCSE you are still quite young so I hope it helps you.

    Cheers

    G

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