i woke up one morning 7 weeks ago with this hissing in my ear after suffering from a head cold. I visited GP and she said I had a small amount of wax in ear and it was probably not causing the tinnitus. A couple of weeks later I was having a bad time not sleeping, etc so a made another appointment and saw another GP, this past week, who said I had quite a bit of wax and prescribed ear drops. Since then my ears have got much louder. Do I carry on with these drops, I could not bear it if the noises got any worse. She has said that if things did not improve after 2 weeks she would refer me to the ear department.