Jan 16, 2008
Please, any comments or anything at all, I need help.
My symptom of tinnitus started last Sunday, Jan 6th. I'm not sure what is causing it, but I went to take a audiology test and it shows that my hearing is above normal, which it shows that my eardrum and the hair in my ear are not damaged. The audiologist, she told me I don't have that much of earwax either. I told her about my cold and there's this stuffy feeling in my ear, and she said its probably the cold that caused the ear congestion, which leads to tinnitus. The cold first caused me to have stuffy nose, then it goes up to both my ears, now the muscle of my neck feel like its stuffy and hardened like my ear.
So what could be the reason I have this symptom of tinnitus. It's not the earwax, as the audiologist said. My eardrum and hair are not damaged. But my cold is not going away yet, it been 11 days since i catched the cold. I still feel this stuffy or air pressure deep inside of my ear.
So the questions I have:
1. Could the cold caused me to have a permanent tinnitus?
2. How long do you think this symptom of tinnitus will last, if it's temporary?
3. What can I do to get rid of the cold and the congestion in my ear? (I'm taking Claritin-D 12Hour which help Nasal Decongestant.)