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Onset Tinnitus

Hi guys,
Absolutely hate to be having to ask this question, anyway, 2 days ago I was dropping glass bottles into a bin (I work in a bar) around 4 or 5 times, and they make quite a loud noise. Now, since the morning after this event, I've had this very slight ringing in my ears, and also a more noticeable 'radio transmitter' type sound, almost like a humming which as I say is a lot more noticeable (I can hear it over the TV).

My anxiety levels are sky high, I struggle sleeping, white noise from the fan kind of helps a little but not completely, my left ear feels quite full, I have a sore throat, and my neck seems to be hurting a lot. I also get these pains in my jaw quite often when I eat. (I need to see my dentist about this)

I suppose I'm really anxious because it has been two days, I've had ringing in my ears until the next day when going out, but it has never had a tone like what I describe now.

I just need some advice on whether this tinnitus will last, and what to do about it if it is permanent, if I need to contact a support group etc.

Thank you very much guys,
I appreciate all that you do.
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I went to see the doctor today and he prescribed antibiotics called erythromycin. Hoping these reduce the inflammation in my ears and stop the tinnitus. It´s a tough time.
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Sounds like you have a bad infection. Tooth infection CAN lead to ear infection. Your ear is more than likely infected.
Tinnitus DOES cause noises only detectable to you...but the pain is something else.

As for tinnitus...there are surgeries, implants, pills, etc that have been tried, but most fail. I have suffered with this since I was about 12...I am now almost 50.
You work in a bar, and ear problems are to be expected...sorry.
Sometimes, if you're lucky, finding a much quieter job may help to stave off any more issues and add a few years to your hearing.
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