Hello there! Newbie here. Been suffering with tinnitus for 7 months now. I went quite deaf in one ear over a few days in May '16 and then this loud hissing noise started in one ear a few days after that. I was initially diagnosed with fluid in my ear after a cold but after 2 months the fluid cleared but no difference to my hearing or tinnitus.
Anyway I was referred to ENT, had a CT scan and finally got my diagnosis of otosclerosis last week, I'm only 37. Really struggling with the tinnitus to be honest it's very volatile, there's always a hissing noise, can be loud or quiet but sometimes there's a ringing too and a head pressure, it's bad today. I can hear it above everything, it doesn't help that I'm almost deaf in my bad ear.
Anyway treatment wise I was told there's an operation I can have to help with the hearing but it may not help the tinnitus so I'm waiting to try out a hearing aid first and see how that goes. I'm feeling quite down about the future to be honest, I have 2 young children at home.
Thank you if you've read this far! Sorry if I've gone on a bit I'm new to this!