I am only 3 weeks in and having a really hard time dealing with this. I have an ear infection and the ENT RX'd special drops that has made the liquid in my ear much better but I still have a bit of hearing loss and worse...the ringing. Non stop. At night I put an ear bud in that ear and put on tinnitus masking white noise in that one year. It helps but if I'm not outside or driving or socializing out and about I hear that ringing. I'm so upset. I don't know how I can live with this. I have an appointment with the ENT tomorrow about the infection but he isn't much help with the ringing. He wants to treat the infection before helping with the ringing. Question: If I make an appointment with a tinnitus specialist is there anything they can even do? I keep reading on the internet there is no cure other than maybe therapy. Is there anything these tinnitus ear places can do? Do the hearing aides work?