I'm gutted as I have made my left ear worse by stupidly agreeing to have microsuction, and this has now caused hissing (like crickets) in my ear 24/7.
I can hear it above everything else, and it is really bad when quiet like when sleeping. It also seems that the procedure has made my ear very sensitive to sound. A rattle of keys or cutlery can be unpleasant.
I have had a history of issues with my left ear. Tinnitus first started for me in early 2018. I think this was caused by anxiety medication that I took for a short time.
I then went to a very loud concert in summer that year and the really bad damaged started then. I remember also having hissing in my ear which settled after about 5 weeks, and then a high pitched whistle.
I was grateful when the high pitch whistle stopped after a year. Either I was used to it or it resolved.
Then all of a sudden about 5 weeks ago I partially lost the hearing in my left ear. I had this checked at a walk in center, and they thought I might have an infection as my ear drum was dull. It improved over 4 weeks, but they also noted that my right ear was compacted with wax so I arrange to privately have that removed
The wax was removed but I stupidly said it was ok to do my left ear, as they noted a few bits of fluff in there.
The microsuction could only be done for about 30 seconds. I said twice that it was painful, and it was not continued. Immediately I felt a dullness in my hearing, and a hissing which has not gone away
I am hopeful in time it will improve, and I am so annoyed with myself that I made this stupid decision in the first place when I knew my ear was already compromised, and it didn't really need suctioning. Clearly the noise from the procedure was just too much for it