My first post here. I've had moderate tinnitus for a few years now. It was something I was beginning to handle. Last week I visited my ENT specialist who used micro-suction to clear both my ears. About two days after, I developed a very different tinnitus: much louder, a lower frequency, that sort of "wobbles" between different volume/pitch. This has been getting louder lately and incredibly hard to function with. My ears have started to ache lately.
I've had no luck getting advice from GP or specialist on this, who have been adamant that irritation would not last this long, and that it's doubtful I have an infection due to the cleaning.
Is this a recurring story among others?
As with most issues I've read about here, I understand that anxiety can make this situation worse, though the uncertainty of 'is this what things will be like from now on' is making it difficult to stay calm.