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My left ear is plugged where I can't hear very good. I did have a head cold a week ago and this is what I have left. What to do what home remedy or drugstore cure for a plugged ear from a head cold or sinuses

My left ear is plugged where I can't hear very good. I did have a head cold a week ago and this is what I have left. What to do what home remedy or drugstore cure for a plugged ear from a head cold or sinuses

Plugged: Plugged ears after a cold is very common. This may be due to swelling of the eustachian tube so that the ear cannot equalize pressure or from direct inflammation of the middle ear. If there is no active infection in the ear, then the best treatment is just waiting for it to recover. Some people may get benefit from over-the-counter decongestants. Your doctor may start a nasal steroid spray. There is no proof that these speed recovery. Unfortunately, symptoms can lst 2-3 months. If there is persistent fluid in the middle ear past that time, an ear tube may need to be placed. ...Read more

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While cleaning my ear the qtip implailed my ear drum. My ear bleed 4 two days and it feels like my ear is plugged. Can't hear, migraine what do I do?

While cleaning my ear the qtip implailed my ear drum. My ear bleed 4 two days and it feels like my ear is plugged. Can't hear, migraine what do I do?

See an ENT DOC: Cleaning the inside of ear canal with a q-tip is a definite no no. Tearing the drum, bleeding may be repaired, but I have seen patients that have dislocated one of the 3 hearing bones. That can cause severe conduction hearing loss with normal nerve. The surgery for that although not hard is only 30 % successful with risk of facial palsy and loosing your taste on one side. ...Read more

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For the last 3 mornings I have woke up and my left ear feels plugged and I can't hear out off it very well what's the reasonings be hide this?

For the last 3 mornings I have woke up and my left ear feels plugged and I can't hear out off it very well what's the reasonings be hide this?

Ear clogged: Is your nose stuffy? Do you have a cold or allergies? If that is the case treating the nose will help your ear otherwise have a doctor look at the ear, it may have wax plugging it. ...Read more

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Went to mountains for a drive now have plugged ear and can't hear with pain hot wash cloth doesn't work either any idea what this may be?

Went to mountains for a drive now have plugged ear and can't hear with pain hot wash cloth doesn't work either any idea what this may be?

"Ear Squeeze": Most likely a cold or sore throat that caused inflammation in of the eustachian tube that connects the ear to the mouth in order to equalize pressure. If your tube (s) are blocked, the pressure can't release and normalize. High altitude--lower pressure. If blocked, the pressure in the mouth will exceed the ear and result in a "plugged" feeling. Try neil med hypertonic lavage. Works great! ...Read more

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Hearing difficulties in one ear from grinding on that side. Feels plugged all the time?

Hearing difficulties in one ear from grinding on that side. Feels plugged all the time?

Check up: You may have to see an ENT doctor for a good examination of ears. You may have a simple problem as wax or a middle ear problem otosclerosis, or serous otitis media or may have even sensorineural deafness-- gutti rao md-internal medicine, ms. ...Read more

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Will ER 9 ear plugs protect suffici. Against further hearing loss? (40db notch at 4000 hz) play amateur violin and clarinet in orch. And a wind quintet

Will ER 9 ear plugs protect suffici. Against further hearing loss? (40db notch at 4000 hz) play amateur violin and clarinet in orch. And a wind quintet

Hearing loss: Ear plugs can definatly help prevent hearing loss if you are constantly exposed to loud noises, such as music. Try to practice in an open space to limit the effect on your hearing whenever possible. ...Read more

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My left ear is plugged 80% of the time. I went to a ENT and they don't know why. I can't hear very well and I do have 4 sets of hearings aids-?

My left ear is plugged 80% of the time. I went to a ENT and they don't know why. I can't hear very well and I do have 4 sets of hearings aids-?

Get Better Help: Hearing involves external ear, ear drum, middle ear, cochlea, brain stem, brain & mind; increasing complexity out to in. Problems occur in any or all levels. Any competent ENT focused on problem solving (not just what is common/easy, paid by insurance) should easily be able to help you sort out the level (s) with problems. Yet remember, the person in charge with most vested interests is you! ...Read more

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Is it true that when your ear is plugged, to stop listening music, because listen to music with plugged ears will cause permanent damage to hearing?

Is it true that when your ear is plugged, to stop listening music, because listen to music with plugged ears will cause permanent damage to hearing?

Not true.: That's false. You can listen to music with whatever kind of blockage in your or on the outer ear. It's all about decibels. High enough that it's painful to listen and it can damage your hearing. ...Read more

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I had a bad throat n cough. The throat is good, the cough is clearing, but now my ear is plugged. Tried yawning, nothing works, what can I do to hear?

I had a bad throat n cough. The throat is good, the cough is clearing, but now my ear is plugged. Tried yawning, nothing works, what can I do to hear?

Decongestant: It sounds like you are suffering from a cold which is slowly getting better but now your eustacian tubes are blocked. You might get some releif from using an oral decongestant. If not getting better it may be time to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me if ringing in the ears really a sign of hearing loss?

Can someone tell me if ringing in the ears really a sign of hearing loss?

No: Ringing in the ears, tinnitus, does not have to be associated with a hearing loss. An audiogram can demonstrate a hearing loss. Remember, the human inner ear, even in the presence of normal hearing, may have loss of the organ of hearing for the very high frequencies, such as 10, 000 to 16, 000 cycles per second. This loss of hair cells in the very basal turn of the cochlea may cause tinnitus. ...Read more

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Sudden hearing loss following ringing in ears for years. What caused that?

Sudden hearing loss following ringing in ears for years. What caused that?

Various reasons: Sudden hearing loss- what was the reason?
Loud explosion can rupture ear drum or permanently damage the hearing apparatus. This can also cause annoying ringing in the ear- tinnitus. Or you may have something called menier's disease. You need to get checked by an ent. ...Read more

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Is it permanent if somebody has sudden hearing loss followed by ringing in ears?

Is it permanent if somebody has sudden hearing loss followed by ringing in ears?

Seek treatment soon: Sudden sensorineural hearing loss is a medical emergency that is best evaluated by an ENT physician, and which may respond to treatment. Other types of hearing loss and ringing, such as fluid or wax in the ear, are less urgent but almost always correctable. For more information, see the ENT academy guidelines at http://www. Entnet. Org/community/shlguideline. Cfm. ...Read more

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56 year old husband with minor hearing loss has loud constant ringing in ears. What is causing this?

TENNITUS: Sometimes it is normal to have ringing in ears. The inner ear can cause it with vertigo. Pls. See ENT if sx persist. ...Read more

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What to do if I have ringing in ear & hearing loss?

Ear: You really need to check it out as soon as possible. It may just be wax but it also might be a sudden hearing loss which requires treatment with steroids as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Is it possible for swimmer's ear to cause hearing loss?

Is it possible for swimmer's ear to cause hearing loss?

Temporary: Swimmers ear is an infection of the external ear canal, and you may have temporary hearing loss. Once the infection is cleared your hearing may be restored. ...Read more

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I am nooticing hearing difficulties in only one ear. Next steps?

I am nooticing hearing difficulties in only one ear. Next steps?

See below: Wax or fluid
wax can wash out in shower sometimes
try benedryl if fever or pain see ENT to eval for otitis media
needs antibiotics. ...Read more

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Could having something stuck in your ear cause permanent hearing loss?

Could having something stuck in your ear cause permanent hearing loss?

Generally not: Having something stuck in the ear canal will not cause permanent hearing loss unless a complication occurs like a significant infection. This would be not common. ...Read more

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Can getting water in one's ear when showering cause damage/hearing loss?

Shower water in ear: Getting water in one's ear during shower will not cause a middle ear infection or hearing loss. A very distant possibility is an external ear infection like in swimmer's ear. ...Read more

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What is helpful for menier's/tinnitus noises in ears and hearing difficulties?

What is helpful for menier's/tinnitus noises in ears and hearing difficulties?

Meniere's, tinnitus: If your tinnitus is worsening please get your hearing checked to make sure it is not getting worse.
Improving speech understanding with a hearing aid (if indicated) helps tinnitus. ...Read more

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Does bodybuilding/heavyweight (i.E bench press) can cause ear damage/hearing loss?

Does bodybuilding/heavyweight (i.E bench press) can cause ear damage/hearing loss?

Breathing: Careful weight lifting of heavy weights will not injure your ears unless you hold your breath and alter the pressure in your lungs and your ears. Heavy weight lifting is much like diving in that sense. If you hold your breath you risk pressure injury to your lungs and ears. Just pay attention to how everything feels, including joints and muscles, so you don't injure anything and risk a long layoff. ...Read more

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Might it be possible that a a person suffer hearing loss from excess childhood ear surgeries?

See below: Check with your ENT surgeon. If however, the ear drum or the ear ossicles are damaged there can be a decrease in hearing in the affected ear. ...Read more

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If an accident affects the ear and causes minor hearing loss would it affect the person on the long run if not treated early?

Depends: If the cause is fluid/blood behind the ear drum, it will resolve spontaneously. If the cause is minor inner ear hearing loss, it will run its course. Some argue that steroids can reduce damage, but there is no definitive evidence that this is the case. If cause is hearing bone disruption, it will not resolve until surgically fixed. ...Read more

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Sudden hearing loss in one ear?

Presuming no trauma: Don't sit on this. In most cases the cause is never figured out (called idiopathic) but the known causes are serious, ranging from nerve infection, multiple sclerosis, autoimmune disorders, a mass, migraines, or vascular events like a stroke. You need imaging and immediate treatment which would be provided at the discretion of the clinician. The rapidity & unilateral presentation are concerning. ...Read more

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What can causes slight hearing loss in left ear?

What can causes slight hearing loss in left ear?

Many things: Wax, fluid, age, noise.

If hearing is significantly different from opposite ear needs exam with hearing test and possible MRI ...Read more