Been suffering badly from this recently. Started as an ‘air’ type noise and then gravitated to a whistling sound.
Booked an appointment with a lady who offers micro-suction of the ears. Best £40 I’ve ever spent. She looked in the ear and said you are really bunged up, got the little vacuum cleaner out, had another look and said ’there’s a piece still in their right at the bottom the size of a raisin’, and took it out.
In and out in 15 minutes and now everything is loud, bright and clear. The whistling tinnitus is down to about 10% of what it was.
What’s that saying? ’Don’t put anything smaller than your elbow in your ear…'