Hello All! I'm new to the forum and wanted to give a little information around my journey with Tinnitus (so far). I've been struggling with ear infections over the last year, and have been to a number of doctors (including ENTs) for treatment. Many different anti-biotics have been used, and all seems to be fine in that arena. Around October of 2012, my primary doctor cleaned my right ear out (with a Waterpik), as we thought that impacted wax was also an issue. The ringing started around that time (looking back, that procedure probably did more harm than good). I also suffer from TMJ, and have been undergoing treatment to move my lower jaw forward. It's been 7 months and I continue to have ringing in my right ear, along with crackling and a full sensation from time to time. I went to a different ENT yesterday and was told that I have eczema of the outer ears. This has created a lot of skin build-up in the ear (and even caused my right ear to be impacted with wax). I prayed that the Tinnitus would go away after he removed the impacted wax very carefully, but, it remains. I've been prescribed a type of steroid oil (Fluocinolone Acetonide Oil) to help with the eczema, and my right ear does not feel as stuffy as it did prior to the impact removal. I've tried a number of different holistic approaches to dim the Tinnitus (over the past 7 months, but nothing seems to work). However, I remain frustrated over the ringing and hate to think that I'm going to be stuck with this for life. I'm wondering if anyone else has had Tinnitus come about after an ear cleaning (with a Waterpik), or from impacted wax or TMJ? If so, did you notice any improvement to the Tinnitus after the impacted wax was removed or through TMJ therapy? Let me know and thanks for listening...This looks like a very helpful forum!