Just before I got tinnitus my ear felt really stuffed up and I couldn't hear as well is usual in it. The ent I went to prescribed prednisone. I didn't take it. The muffled sound took a week to clear then I heard the tinnitus. Does taking the prednisone stop the tinnitus forming at the early stage? Or does it just help being hearing back? I am kicking myself that if I'd have taken it, I wouldn't have t. What are your thoughts?