I've been dealing with this ringing on and off since last year. I had a bad episode where one ear was clogged and ringing for several months. I assumed I had an ear infection since the incident stated with a sharp pain in my left ear. My doctor told me it was a mix of allergies and getting old and I could learn about masking devices. She did prescribe something for swimmers ear since she saw irritation. The ear finally unclogged and the ringing toned down a few months later and life started to normalize. A few months back the ringing came back. I also noticed I have been having issues hearing. I went back to the doctor and after an in office hearing test that showed loss of low frequency hearing she sent me to an ent. The audiologist at the ent confirmed the low frequency hearing loss. The ent told me that the ringing was not caused by allergies but by fluid in the inner ear. I am now on a low sodium diet and diuretics. I have an mri scheduled next week. Last week I woke up with the ear pain in the left ear again. The ringing has taken on a whole new intensity. It is so loud and high pitched it sounds like an alarm in my ear and I'm feeling dazed and confused. In addition I have a twitch in my left eye and a bad neck ache. When I try moving my neck the ringing changes and the eye twitches more. To top things off I also have a jaw ache on the right side and the right ear is ringing and clogged. I have no trust left in my primary care doctor. I'm at a higher level of misery than usual and I'm scared that I may lose hearing in my other ear. I don't know if the neck ache and other new symptoms are something I should be more concerned about or if I should just wait this out until my mri next week. Is this multiple issues converging on my ears? If anyone has any advise I'm willing to listen - as much as I can anyways.