Hello I'm Zim and I have had problems with my right ear for as long as I can remember. After I had my eardrum replaced when I was 13 (16yrs ago) I have always has a slight ring. 2days ago I woke up to a crippling pain, as if my eardrum ruptured again. The E.R. didn't listen to me and I have little options due to me living in the country. The ringing has become 1000 times worse and it's affecting my hearing to the point that I can't hear out of my right ear. I am a veteran and afraid the VA won't listen. What should I do?