Hey Diane, The deeper I get into research the more I think my ear and balance issues are related to my TMJ dysfunction. I just did a vigorous massage on my temples with the palm of my hand and it made my tinnitus go WAY down, almost non existent. Apparently tmj occurs 90% in women of child bearing age. I'm not sure how old you are, but it's worth investigating if you have tmd. Issues with tmj can cause fluid build up behind ears, disequilibrium, tinnitus, pressure in head and ears. I'm getting a splint in a few days to hopefully correct my jaw. I just wanted to mention this to you as another option.