Hi! A few days ago, I was about to sleep when I heard a strange ringing in my left ear. It was fairly noticeable at first, a sharp mid-pitch belltone that wouldn't go away. I pawed at it for a while and lost a lot of sleep that night until I put in some earbuds and turned on a fan. From there, it only got worse. It was VERY noticeable, at one point, almost like a chorus of screeching bells when people were talking. My ears were extremely sensitive and even a pencil on paper hurt them. Yesterday, we went to an urgent care clinic, and upon inspecting the ear they noticed a high level of wax buildup within. They washed it out with an irrigator and that made it feel quite better. It is now mainly confined to the left, an almost unnoticeable high electronic whine, like the hum old tv tubes produce. However, since the beginning my T has been accompanied by earaches, and jaw stiffness along with limited ability to swallow comfortably. I am currently unable to yawn. I have never been terribly abusive to my ears, I have only been to about 2 concerts, both very far away from the stage. I listen to music on my phone and laptop a lot but not very loud, I can still hear myself and things around me. I have passed my yearly hearing test with flying colors, it is not loss-related. I am very hopeful it is temporary as I myself am still rather young and spry, in my first year of college. To me, hopefully, it is TMJ related and temporary as it is constantly fading in and out, changing sides and tone, and sometimes going away all together. Either way, any advice and support is appreciated! It has been very hard on me lately.