Hi, I am new here but sadly not new to tinnitus. I had an accident in December last year. I got some Debac M solution in my ear, which is used for head lice. I went to the hospital the next morning as I was concerned as I couldn't hear properly. There was a warning that the liquid can cause chemical burns. The doctor in AnE did not seem concerned by this. When I told him I couldn't hear properly he then pushed a long metal hook into my ear several times and said "I am going to stop now because it is bleeding". I was horrified and in lots of pain. To cut a long story short he perforated my ear drum in 2 places. I have had constant tinnitus ever since and do not know what to do. I have been to see specialists but they say there is nothing that can be done about the tinnitus and that I just have to learn to live with it. Any advice would be very welcome.