Hello and welcome to HCM
I can understand from your history that you are suffering from fluctuating, progressive hearing loss
Along with this you have ringing of ears (tinnitus
Besides these have you ever experienced episodic vertigo (dizziness
These first two symptoms that you have mentioned are seen in a disease affecting inner ear
, known as Meniere's disease.
However, before coming to any conclusion it is advisable to get hearing tests (audiometry
The hearing tests will clearly tell about the part of ear affected, the type of hearing loss (nerve or bony hearing loss), the frequencies affected (high or low).
After getting information about all these aspects will only guide towards a correct diagnosis and subsequent management.
Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja P Wahal