Hey guys, I'm new to this forum and I just need some advice/support from some of you guys. About 3 and a half weeks ago I had a very bad head cold. Once it cleared up I went to bed one morning and i then woke up and noticed I was completely deaf in my left ear. I thought it was just temporary so I left it. About 2 days after the deafness started I heard a mild ringing in my left ear, I thought this was just a sign of healing. When going through all of this I also noticed I felt a really sharp pain in my left ear when I yawned/burped. I was also taking quite a lot of hayfever medication before this kicked off such as aspirin and piriteze. About 2 weeks later I went to see a GP he told me I had a viral infection and a build up of ear wax. I then proceeded to try and clear the wax in which I was successful, the ringing continued. I will also note that I was severely stressed at the time with family issues. My hearing is now completely restore and I no longer have any pain whatsoever in my left ear. BUT the ringing has continued, it has gotten better over the weeks but it's still very distressing and distracting. Will my tinnitus disappear?? Or am I stuck with it for good? Thanks for reading guys, if any of you need support then I'm here. Peace.