Ear health question, that I probably don't need a doctor to answer:
assured me that tinnitus is common— that much we generally know.
I've always had a little bit of ringing in the ears, but lately, it's gotten more frequent, up to three or four times a day. Also, a weird deaf/muffled-ness that had previously only happened perhaps once every few months has become more frequent too— up to two or three times a week. Oh yeah, the periods of muffled/deafness/ringing aren't becoming longer
, just more frequent
Ok. Now, it could be stress. It could be the nice Bose headphones that I just got (and use responsibly, not loudly). Or it could be that the years of metal shows I frequented as a youth are now returning to haunt me.
Tell me: am I descending into a world of silence, and should probably see the doctor? Or am I just noticing intermittent tinnitus for the first time, and should probably brush it off?