Ear Infection

Last weekend I acquired a minor ear infection which blocked my ear. After the blocked sensation left me, I noticed tinnitus in the affected ear at about the same volume as a small desk fan. It has been 8 days since my ringing started, and so far it hasn't got noticeably quieter (nor any louder). I've had this twice before and the ringing usually goes down, but I am a little nervous that this time it won't. What is the usual time these thinghs take to heal? The doctor told me it will go away, and I'm wondering if anyone here has had the same problem?
  • My tinnitus came from an ear infection as well and it went away within a month. Trust me you will be fine. I just got through mine and now living tinnitus free. I thought it was gonna be forever but i was wrong. Very glad to have my life back. Youll have yours back too. Dont worry youre gonna be fine trust me!!

  • I believe mine started from an ear infection, my right ear was blocked for almost a month! I put all kinds of drops in it, warm water, oils, everything, but it stayed blocked. Finally it cleared up, but not all at once, I think it must have been a slow gradual thing. Anyway, soon after that I started having panic disorder for the second time in my life. The first was in 1995 and lasted about 5 years. This time it brought T with it. So, I believe the T was caused by the infection, but continues becuase of the stress. Whats weird is that the blockage was in my right ear, but the T is right in the center of my head. I go in for an MRI soon. Hope they don't find anything life threatening. Maybe if they don't it will bring me some stress relief. So I don't really relate to your problem, as mine has not gone away yet, it has been 3 or 4 months now.