Experiences of tinnitus are very common, especially following exposure to loud noise; however, it is unusual for it to be a major problem. Other causes of tinnitus can be wax, hearing loss or infections.
If you experience sudden continuous ringing in the ears, especially if it’s in one ear only, it is advisable to be seen by an ENT Consultant as soon as possible.
Your first step should be to consult an audiologist, who can assess if there is an underlying cause of your tinnitus which can be addressed, and then what course of action you should follow.
In order to protect your hearing, wear custom-made earplugs which will stop damaging noise from reaching your ears.
Many insurance providers offer “complimentary therapy” within their policies.