posted on Mar, 17 2012 @ 01:47 PM
I agree with Rexamus you should have a doctor take a look at your ears, specifically a physician that specializes in Ear, Nose, and Throat
be tinnitus, but in most cases tinnitus is a symptom of a much larger problem.
If you have a history of ear and sinus infections/problems (even just small ones) you could wind up with a much larger problem (as I did).
I had a history of ear infections, and sinus problems throughout my youth, and after a surgery to clean out my sinuses, nothing. Then a long bout of
tinnitus which turned out to be a Cholesteatoma
Mine had gone on for an extended period of time (in excess of 10 years) and I kept being told it was tinnitus. By the time the cholesteatoma was
caught, it was within millimeters of eroding away enough of my mastoid that had another year gone by I would not be around to tell my story,
I will agree that it is unusual that others at your work are complaining of the same problems, however, because of the human nature of not wanting to
be left out, it could be that these people are simply sympathizing with you or exaggerating so you don't feel alone, or they don't feel left out.