Hello, i´m from Portugal and i developed tinnitus in my left year after a nasty cold 5 months ago. In the begining it was difficult to cope with but now i´m getting used to it. I went to the ENT 5 days after feeling my left ear blocked and with noise. He said there wasn´t any fluid in the middle ear and said i had a inner ear infection, i also had a slight hearing loss. Since he didn´t know if the infection was viral or from a bacteria he gave me an antibiotic, steroids, anti-viral. After 2 weeks i returned to the ENT and he said that my hearing was almost 100% but the tinnitus was still there. He said not to think about the tinnitus and that it would probably go away with time... Does anyone have a similar story? what are the chances that it will go away even after 5 months?