Is this tinnitus permanent?
My mom thinks that I might have this from drumming, however, I always wear headphones or earplugs when I'm on my drumset. However, at school, I never use it (but the sounds aren't loud, due to high-quality sound absorption units). I also have allergies to pollen and such, which is said to be a cause of tinnitus. I've also had a seemingly long buildup of wax in my ears, which has also been said to be a cause of tinnitus.
My question last questions are simple: Will this be a permanent symptom I'm going to have to work with for the rest of my life? And is this something I can get cleared up by going to the doctor and getting my ears cleaned out?
I heard that it can be permanent if it's not wax or stress related. This gets me to worry about whether this is a natural deformity of my ear, or whether noises have cause this (even though I never have my iPod volume above half).