For many years I've experienced a high pitched multiple ringing sound in my head/ears, which was extremely distressing at first. I've grown used to it over time. But this year I've developed a new symptom. I started getting pain in my left ear, which seemed to spread through cheekbone and jaw and grew quite difficult to cope with. I visited a dentist, he said he could find no problems but gave me a prescription for antibiotics. Made no difference at all. GP said I had no ear wax and that was it, no further advice or investigation offered. It gradually wore off, but returns now and then, less severely than before - a dull pain in the left ear, and sometimes a short sharp feeling of pain. 10 days ago I realised I could hear a dull, low, throbbing sound all the time. Ruled out environmental noises as nobody else could hear it. It's causing considerable distress - sounds like a tumble drier (sort of oscillates). I also have problems when bathing as the left ear 'sloshes' for hours after I have bathed so now I use wax ear plugs to keep water out of both ears. This has also been happening this year. My GP is not interested, what can I do? I am 58 years old, female, have very good hearing otherwise (slightly hypersensitive to noise). Any advice gratefully received.