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I woke up with my ears feeling full and my hearing was muffled. What is wrong with me?

I woke up with my ears feeling full and my hearing was muffled. What is wrong with me?

Ears full: The most common cause of insidious onset of ear fullness with decreased hearing is congestion in your eustachian tube, usually due either to chronic allergies or to a recent cold. There are no really good treatments for this, and generally you just have to wait it out. This condition is usually associated with a feel of pressure, but only in severe cases is their actual ear pain. ...Read more

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Periods of vertigo and one of my ears feeling full and tinnitus; earache in my right ear (feels like a bruise inside my ear); no hearing loss.

Periods of vertigo and one of my ears feeling full and tinnitus; earache in my right ear (feels like a bruise inside my ear); no hearing loss.

Be examined: With those symptoms you should see an ear nose and throat surgeon to sort out the cause. This is not normal. All the best. ...Read more

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Crackling noises and pressure in ears for the past week I have been experiencing cracking noises in my ears. Sounds like static coming from a tv or like rice crispies. I also am feeling pressure in my ears and my hearing fades a little. What is this? And

Crackling noises and pressure in ears for the past week I have been experiencing cracking noises in my ears. Sounds like static coming from a tv or like rice crispies. I also am feeling pressure in my ears and my hearing fades a little. What is this? And

TMJD / TMD possible: If you notice these noises during jaw movement - speaking, chewing etc. It is likely due to degenerated TMJ - jaw joint. The disc between the 'socket & ball' of the jaw joint normally cushions the bones like a well oiled hinge. If the disc is damaged allowing bone to bone contact the noise is heard through bone conduction since the TMJ is adjacent to hearing mechanism. ...Read more

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Is there something wrong if I am hearing a high frequency noise in my ears?

High frequency noise: The common defintion of a high frequency noise in the ears is " tinnitus". There can be many causes. You should see an ear, nose and throat physician to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Just got over the flu. Now both ears are hurting, I have fulness, muffled hearing, popping when I swallow or attempt to clear my ears. What can I do?

Just got over the flu. Now both ears are hurting, I have fulness, muffled hearing, popping when I swallow or attempt to clear my ears. What can I do?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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I'm having a weird problem in my ears that kinda feels like fullness or pressure in my ear. I also have a little hearing loss. What is this?

I'm having a weird problem in my ears that kinda feels like fullness or pressure in my ear. I also have a little hearing loss. What is this?

Hearing loss: You are having serious problems in the ear ramging from "fullness" to "hearing loss". Guess what. You need to consult your doctor asap. Get your ears evaluated to know the exact cause for the problem and to treatment options. ...Read more

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My ears are plugged up and hearing is muffled. What should I do?

My ears are plugged up and hearing is muffled. What should I do?

Fluid behind eardrum: Go see your doctor to check for fluid behind your eardrum or impacted ear wax or other obstruction of the ear canal. Fluid build up is not unexpected with allergies and viruses. ...Read more

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Would like to know why my ears has become so painful lately. Sharp pains with a sharp noise right after. Trouble hearing from them after.?

Would like to know why my ears has become so painful lately. Sharp pains with a sharp noise right after. Trouble hearing from them after.?

Hard to say.: Sharp pain that is short lived is usually not the result of ear infection. The sharp noise is also difficult to evaluate, although these noises may not be originating in the ears. Trouble hearing may be subjective and not truly present. These are the type of symptoms that need professional evaluation by an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Went to rock concert last night that was extremely loud. My ears are still constantly ringing & my hearing diminished by 75%. Will this get better?

Went to rock concert last night that was extremely loud. My ears are still constantly ringing & my hearing diminished by 75%. Will this get better?

Probably, but: Probably will considerably improve or perhaps normalize. A common cause of hearing loss and tinnitus in youth however is due to extremely loud music.
Seek evaluation by ENT doc. ...Read more

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Is bad to have a pain in my ears and a hard time hearing?

Its not good: Wish I could help more but without more info I can not offer more advice than to see your doctor for an exam. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why do I keep hearing a thumping sound in my ears?

Why do I keep hearing a thumping sound in my ears?

FromThJawbonesOfFish: I'll bet you are having a nervous twitch of the stapedius muscle that regulates tension on the ear drum. It's the smallest muscle in the body attached to the smallest bone. The ear bones ('ossicles') are, evolutionarily related to the jaw bones of fishes! So, like a nervous twitch of the lip or eyelid, etc. For some reason you get it in the ear. The 'thump' is the sound of the ear drum quickly tensing ...Read more

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What to do if I'm hearing heartbeat sounds in my ears?

What to do if I'm hearing heartbeat sounds in my ears?

Lets review that que: Hearing your heartbeat in your ears is perfectly normal. The main arteries, the carotid arteries, are in that area. These bring oxygenated blood to the brain. If it is bothersome, you can listen to low humming noise ...Read more

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I keep hearing ringing in my ears. Is this related to my allergies?

I keep hearing ringing in my ears. Is this related to my allergies?

No: Most cases of ringing in the ears (tinnitus) is not due to allergies. It is a common condition in older folks. It is usually caused by nerve damage (of the nerve that carries sound). It could be age related, hereditary, or form damage from constant exposure to loud noises (gun fire in the military, loud rock music etc.,) or rarely after some antibiotic use and eustachian tube dysfunction. ...Read more

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How long will my hearing be muffled after having tubes put in my ears? Ears r also ringing.

How long will my hearing be muffled after having tubes put in my ears? Ears r also ringing.

Please do what your: Doc says, but it you have not had ear tubes put in yet, you might try a natural product called Xlear (pronounced "Clear.") It is a nose spray made of a natural sugar and it breaks up the biofilm in the sinus area where germs breed. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My ears popped when coming down a mountain after skiing a week ago and now my hearing is still really muffled. What can I do?

My ears popped when coming down a mountain after skiing a week ago and now my hearing is still really muffled. What can I do?

Try decongestant: Eustachian tube dysfunction can cause a feeling that ears keep popping and hearing is muffled. If you do not have high blood pressure or suffer from anxiety, sudafed can be helpful in this situation. ...Read more

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After running, I have trouble hearing my heartbeat in my ears afterwards, why?

After running, I have trouble hearing my heartbeat in my ears afterwards, why?

Pulsatile tinnitis: What you are probabaly experiencing is an increase in blood flow of the vessels around the ear that can occur during exercise or anemia. It can also occur when the vessels narrow or harden near the ear and the surrounding blood flow is turbulent. At your age, and because it occured afer exercise, the cause is likely benign. However, there are serious causes associated with this so see your doctor! ...Read more

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I keep hearing crackling and popping noise and my ears are always itchy. Is this allergies or something else?

Could be: These symptoms do suggest possible allergy. They also suggest eustachian tube dysfunction which can accompany allergies or sinus infections. Allergy testing in combination with a thorough history and physical exam can be helpful to diagnose whether allergy is the most likely cause of these symptoms. ...Read more

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I had a hearing test done and everything was norml so could something else be makeing my ears ring. What should I do next?

I had a hearing test done and everything was norml so could something else be makeing my ears ring. What should I do next?

TINNITUS (RINGING EAR: It can be caused by several medical conditions and you need to check with your doctor
, following common conditions
allergies, ear infections, hearing loss, wxcessive wax, brain or head injury, stress, hypothyroidism, lyme disease, TMJ disfunction, high blood pressure, meniers disease, otosclerosis, and poor circulation. ...Read more

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My ears have been popping and have felt clogged for a few days. It's not affecting my hearing much. What are possible causes?

My ears have been popping and have felt clogged for a few days. It's not affecting my hearing much. What are possible causes?

It could be...: ...Nasal congestion, building of fluid behind the tympanic membrane. You can try taking an antihistamine over the counter or your doctor can prescribe you a nasal spray. Another cause to consider will be wax build up, but sounds more like congestion. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I inexplicably heard a pop and lost hearing in one of my ears. There is a terrible ringing noise. What caused this? Will this pass?

I inexplicably heard a pop and lost hearing in one of my ears. There is a terrible ringing noise. What caused this? Will this pass?

Seek a formal eval: This is somewhat concerning and means you require an evaluation of your ear, and sooner rather than later. Sudden loss shouldn't go unattended! Good luck. ...Read more

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I have an almost constant buzzing in my ears. I read somewhere that it is a symptom of menopause. How can I treat this, it bothers my hearing.?

I have an almost constant buzzing in my ears. I read somewhere that it is a symptom of menopause. How can I treat this, it bothers my hearing.?

Tinnitus is not a: Symptom of menopause but a very common condition caused by exposure to noise through the years, infection in the middle ear, aging or rarely tumor in the ear or brain. Seek medical help especially if it worsens or accompanied by vertigo, hearing loss, headache etc. Http://www. Medicinenet. Com/script/main/mobileart. Asp? Articlekey=496&page=3. ...Read more