I got whacked in the face playing basketball a few weeks ago and immediately noticed a ringing in my ears along with right side aural fullness. I split my lip open pretty badly and heard some troubling crunching sounds. I went to the ER the next evening and had a CT, which indicated no major damage. I felt terrible for a few days but most of the concussive symptoms have passed save for the tinnitus. I saw an ENT who looked in my ears, saw no signs damage, told me my ears were fine, and then told me I needed deviated septum surgery. He felt that the tinnitus would resolve on its own. I really doubt it. It has been two weeks and the tinnitus has neither abated nor modulated in any way. I can't sleep. I can't concentrate. The intial neck pain is now back pain. My face hurts stil lhurts at the point of impact, as though hot, cold and numb all at the same time. I'm slow in responding to people. I really don't know how I can manage a normal life with an incessant 4khz tone. I'm thinking of going back to the ER right now.