Sounds like Meiners Disease. The ringing you're having is Tinnitious....you need to stop using ear pieces for your music...especially if you're having ear problems. Your ear draining and the cronic ear infections is NOT normal- please see an ear doctor. I almost completly lost my hearing in my left ear two summers ago. I have virtually NO ear wax in my ear- and that's not a good thing- you need ear wax in normal amounts- it helps keep the bacteria (everyone has an amount of yeast and bacteria in their ear) to keep it in balance....when somethings not quite right- one infection can really mess your hearing up. As a result of having virtually no ear wax- i got a rampid yeast infection in my ears (which we're now getting some tests done- my docs think i have a yeast allergy -which would explaine why it took forever for me to get over ringworm a while back and other infections in the past as well as why i can't have some breads). There is no tissue in your ear between the skin and bone- as a result, the yeast infection went straight from the skin in my ear and into the bone (can we say OUCH!)....my doctor wound up puncturing my ear drum and every day for 3 days I had to go in and get steroids in my ears (in addition to a ton of ear drops for the yeast problem and no ear wax). It's like the adult version of having tubes put in your ear- it drains the fluid off of your ear yet you don't have to mess with tubes. Here's the thing sweetheart- if you don't get this seen about- it could cause permenant damage down the road. I have meiners disease ( a mild form of it for now) and will potentially loose my hearing as i age...i've already lost a little and high frequencies really hurt my ears as do loud noises- i always keep my customized ear plugs with me if i need them. The ringing in your ear is tinnitious- i have it too...it goes along with meiners disease in some people. I also have severe Vertigo to the point that I cannot function without medication. I take 3 very low doses of Diazepam (valium) a day. I take 1/2 a pill at each dose....and without it i pass out, faint, have sever ringing in my ear, black out, get dizzy...the whole 9 yards- with it though, it's almost always under control
That medicine has been a miracle for me- before i could bairly drive without worrying about passing out or having a dizzy spell on the road...and i'd fainted in class several times. (at the time I was a music industry major- so music majors and ear problems are not a good combo!
) / Also- please go to a reputable ENT - not just a normal physician for this- they will need to preform specific tests most likely and they really can help you the most. A good doctor could potentially keep you from loosing your hearing. You should not be having chronic ear problems- it's not normal. I'm not trying to scare you..it's just i've been there and i've almost lost my hearing as a result. Fortunately though, Memphis has some of the best ENT's around. I go to The Shea Center for Hearing & Balance- Dr. Shea Jr. is my personal ENT- he saved me ears pretty much. After my ears healed after their surgery, i have almost all of my hearing back and haven't had many problems since. It's a life long thing though- the meiners disease and tinnitious and vertigo...so i always have to watch out- but thankfully it's managable with a good doctor and me watching my symptoms.
Please go have a good ENT check your ears out- the ringing ,chronic infections, and draining could result in hearing loss- and that's definitely not something you want. PM me if you wanna know anything or have any questions...
/ I'm not sure if it will help or not, but here's my doctors site....maybe you could call his number and find a referal for a good doctor in your state (he knows docs all over