Ear troubles and recovery with violin still singing in the air

April 3, 2021, 11:09 PM · Hello Violin community,

I'm an adult beginner student with one year of happy and frustrating violin learning under my belt, thanks to covid19. I was wondering if you've had any ear troubles like pain and tinnitus and how long you had wait to start practicing again with ear plugs. I've had occasional pain in my ears and tinnitus but since last week, it has gotten worse so much so that any sound at all just sent my ears on overdrive. I immediately bought etymotic er20 ear plugs and have been using them since 3 days. I still can't wear headphones and listen to meetings, music or anything without discomfort. And I practiced lower notes yesterday rather than the high frequency notes in Gluck's melody I've been learning since 10 days. I will consult an ENT next week but I would like to hear about your experience. I can't bear the thought of not playing violin or listening to music.

Thanks!

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