I visited my GP to obtain advice and diagnosis regarding tinnitus. I have had symptoms of tinnitus for many years but never officially diagnosed. I explained to my GP that the ringing sounds in my ears have become more pronounced it is now interrupting my sleep and concentration, and that I am experiencing a cracking sound in both ears everytime I swallow, yawn etc.
I was expecting that my GP might examine my ears, but this did not happen. My GP just explained that there is nothing that can be done, and that I should consider white noise to assist with sleep.
I was just wondering if it is normal practice not to examine the ears, and if I should seek further advice as my symptoms are troubling me somewhat