Fast Growing Tinnitus at 31
I was hoping someone could help me out and give me some advice on what I am experiencing. To give you some background on myself, I’m 31, I have had a slightly sensitive hearing my whole life, I never consistently worked with loud machinery (and if I did I wore earplugs), I attended only a handful of concerts in my life (and most I also wore earplugs), and I have had no loud hearing instance that would damage my hearing to my knowledge.
About a year ago, I started hearing a high pitched ringing in both ears and my hearing has been much more sensitive than normal. For example, it is so sensitive at times that water from the sink faucet running into the bottom of the sink bothers my ears. I scheduled an appointment with a ear doctor and had hearing tests done. They told me everything was normal, threw me a few a couple nasal sprays, and that was it. As time has gone on, the tinnitus is becoming increasingly louder and it’s really beginning to worry me. I also have a lot of clear/orange/yellow fluid forming in my ears. The ear doctor told me that some people have a more liquid form of earwax but it’s literally like water. I’m not sure if people have earwax in the same fluidity as water. To try to lessen the water forming in my ears I take Zirtec – D every day.
I’m not sure what to do at this point and I don’t have the money to keep throwing at doctors. Does anyone know anything about this or have any suggestions?
I greatly appreciate any input! Thank you in advance!