Persisting infection/inflammation in the middle ear can cause tinnitus. Once this subsides tinnitus should resolve. So, continue with your medications and wait and watch. However, if your tinnitus worsens or if you develop additional symptoms like discharge from the ear or hearing loss, consult your doctor.
Yes, cerumen impaction or external otitis can cause tinnitus. It can also occur with disorders affecting the middle or the inner ear. In the middle ear fluid collection or disease of the tympanic membrane and in the inner ear damage to the nerve endings can cause tinnitus. So, without knowing the cause, it is difficult to advise on therapy. As, you have had a recent surgery, its most likely that the postoperative inflammation has caused this. I would advise you to consult your for an evaluation, he may help to detect the cause.
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