Hi I'm new here. I was wondering if anyone ever had this problem? I discovered that I had some sort of tinnitus around last October. I never went to the doctor but I thought I had acquired it by going to concerts without hearing protection (stupid I know) and there was nothing I could do about it. That last part of last year was so depressing and stressful but I had learned to deal with it and cope with it eventually that for the most part it wasn't so bad that I could sleep with it without using any masking. However, all of the sudden...I want to say that it was around this Thursday where I had felt my right ear to seem "clogged" and there is a persistent high pitched ringing that is constant. I've never had it this bad before. There's nothing I can do to pop it...holding my nose and blowing doesn't help, yawning or chewing gum doesn't help. It just feels fully "clogged". I don't know if it's air or fluid trapped in there? I am not sick...but had been sneezing a few times earlier in the week which may be due to allergies? But no runny nose. I used mineral oil thinking it could be ear wax but didn't get anything out...maybe I just made it worse. The ringing it the right ear has made sounds sensitive. If I hear a loud noise it will amplify the loud ringing in my ear...like the toilet flushing. If I cover my left ear I can hear that in my right ear as well. However I can still hear things somewhat clearly if I cover up my left ear but I hear the ringing still and more prominent. It sounds somewhat muffled. I'm planning on going to get checked out...but does anyone know what this might be? Anything I should stress out over? I don't want to be deaf! _________________________________________________________________________________ Added by Tinnitus Talk's administrative team: Please register to Tinnitus Talk. It is free. We are a nice group of knowledgeable individuals and you will certainly benefit becoming one of us.