Hi guys I have had tinnitus due to loud noise a couple of years ago. A few weeks ago , I had fever and cold and when I went to my ENT, he said that there was some infectious hard wax in my ears . They removed the hard wax the same day.But I have been given anti bacterial ear drops and anti-biotic for this ear infection. I was wanting to know is this type of ear infection be corrected and if detected this early, can it be stopped from causing damage to the ears ? I dont have any ear pain, liquid coming out or anything. Just my tinnitus seems to be a bit high. I am feeling really depressed as I feel that I may have a new reason for more tinnitus? Please tell me whats going on and what is there to worry about? When does an ear infection cause permanent tinnitus ?