I’m a newbie to this site but I have already found it as a invaluable tool to use for help and assistance in hearing loss. I have a question related to tinnitus. I’ve always had it, but two weeks ago it suddenly got worse. It’s pretty much 24/7 but sometimes it also comes with a fullness in the ringing ear. I talked to my audiologist about it and he said I should just forget about it and not worry about it. While I understand there is no cure for tinnitus and it usually comes with hearing loss, I feel that that answer is a flat. I talked to him about misunderstanding people more often than usual, and he tuned my hearing aids for the frequencies I was having a hard time with, so that’s cool, but I also wondered if I should get another hearing test to be sure that my hearing hasn’t gotten any worse. He says they do tests every two years. My question to everyone is, is that fullness and worsening tinnitus actually something to just brush off and not worry about? Is it usual for hearing tests to be every two years? Should I push more for another hearing test? I fully appreciate what my audiologist has done for me and my hearing loss, I just want to know if he or I could do more.
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