No one can tell you for sure if and when the ringing will stop. The same thing happened to my husband. He took about four days to get the hearing back and, if I recall correctly, possibly two years for the ringing to stop. For many people it takes a few weeks for it to quiet down. I suffer from tinnitus and hearing loss, caused by Ménière's disease, so I know the panic and fear of being stuck with noise in the ears. Avoid loud noises and check the Internet to see if any vitamins, minerals or supplements are helpful. If you need to talk, just leave me a message.