Thanks for asking about the tone in your ear. The common term used when describing a sound in your ear(s) that is not generated from your environments is called tinnitus. Tinnitus has many causes, and there are many solutions, however, no solid cure. That does not mean it can not be helped.
Based on the comments, I think something needs to be cleared up. You should understand who is licensed to work with patients with tinnitus and who is not.
An Audiologist is a doctor (AuD) or a professional with a Master's degree in Audiology, who should be your first point of contact, unless this was a sudden onset along with other symptoms, in which case we recommend you see an Otolaryngologist (ENT) ASAP. Most Otolaryngologists (MD or DO) will refer you to an Audiologist to do a diagnostic workup - in fact, some Audiologists work in conjunction with Otolaryngologists under one roof, which is highly convenient, but not required.
A hearing aid dispenser (HIS, BC-HIS, AAS) is a licensed professional who mainly sells and fits hearing aids, and is not required to take any college level coursework in medical diagnoses of the hearing system. In most states, the minimum is a high school degree, some on the job training and passing of a state exam. Most hearing aid dispensers are highly competent in the areas of hearing aids. However, they are not licensed to work with tinnitus - it is NOT in their scope of practice. Any dispenser who uses a tinnitus masker or even one within a hearing aid, is in violation of the FDA's class 2 medical device rules. Although some have taken courses to learn more about tinnitus, which is lauded, they are not the primary contact.
If a hearing aid (without a tinnitus masker) is recommended, then by all means, an Audiologist or hearing aid dispenser would be appropriate to help!
Just know there's help for your tinnitus, however, see an audiologist first. Good luck!
You are describing tinnitus or ringing in the ears. Most tinnitus is "sensorineural," meaning that it's due to hearing loss at the cochlea or cochlear nerve level but may also come from other sources. An audiologist can be a great person to start with and they'd be able to determine the best next step after assessing your case history and hearing.
A high pitched tone in your ear, with no external source is generally something called tinnitus. There is no specific cure for this, but there are many options to work with tinnitus sufferers. If there is a hearing loss, as well as tinnitus, there are hearing aids with built in programs to help lessen the severity and impact of the ringing. If you only have tinnitus without hearing loss, there are various coping strategies and treatments that some clinics offer. You don't have to see an audiologist, many hearing instrument specialists are quite knowledgable on the subject as well. I would suggest seeking out a provider with lots of tinnitus information on their website, as they should be the most knowledgable and have the best resources for you.
Best of luck!
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