Hallo there, I have tinnitus since last March with no hearing loss which almost disappeared. But... Three weeks ago I put salty water in my left eustachian tube to open it (I didn't know I should not) and the water went to my eardrum causing pain and burn sensation. Then I put into the ET many times water to make the salt go away. Tinnitus became much louder. Next morning I went to ENT who noticed water behind eardrum but he told me it is not possible that I made a damage to the cochlea. Tinnitus now it isn't as bad as then but still not like before this event. Any idea if I possibly made a damage to the cochlea? The water was quite salty.