I've had tinnitus for almost two weeks now and it's driving me insane. It started with an ear infection. I took antibiotics and all the infection symptoms, including the ringing, stopped. Then the day I finished my ammoxacillin the ringing in my left ear came back and has been there ever since. I went to an ENT yesterday hoping for some light at the end of this very dark tunnel. The audiologist did a hearing test (a little hearing loss in the upper range, nothing major) and measured the pressure in my eustation tubes, which was fine. Then I saw the doctor himself. He looked in my ears, both of which look fine, told me that the tinnitus is for life, and that I'll eventually learn to live with it. That;s it. I told him about my ear history, about the vertigo spell I had last December ad the ear infection from this past April that wouldn't clear up. He listened, but seemed dismissive. He also told me that my vertigo spell from December wasn't a flu or cold bug getting to my ear and messing up my balance like the ER doctor said it was. He didn't tell me what it was though, and I was too upset and despondent to think to ask. I'm contemplating going to another ENT for a second opinion, but would it really be worth it? From what I understand there isn't any real treatment for tinnitus, so even if I did get a better doctor that listened they would still probably just tell me that there isn't anything they can do and I need to just go home and learn to live with it. I'm sorry if I'm rambling, but it's only two weeks in and I'm just grasping at straws here, anything to find some relief from this constant damn noise.