My ear hasn’t stopped ringing. It’s been almost a week. I don’t always notice it, but when I do, it gives me at least a mild amount of concern.
Yesterday, I went to an audiologist and discussed the ringing while he made a custom mold of my ears for professional musician earplugs. The ringing is called tinnitus, and there is no cure for it. Whether it is permanent or temporary depends largely on the indivual. I did find out, however, that I’m not the only one who suffers from this problem, and that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of the cure. I’m resolving to wear earplugs whenever I play, or whenever I may expose my ears to loud noise.