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Muffled sound in ears has now become strange can hear myself take lightest breaths and every time head moves sounds are louder in my head, why?

Muffled sound in ears has now become strange can hear myself take lightest breaths and every time head moves sounds are louder in my head, why?

Stuffy nose?: You listed congestion, and fluid in ears in the conditions section of your question. Nasal congestion from a cold or environmental allergy flare can cause plugged ears, as can an ear infection. You primary provider or local ENT specialist can prescribe medications you can take to treat allergies or an ear infection, which can then alleviate the sensation you are experiencing. ...Read more

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Muffled sound in my right ear. What could it be? I have sinus issues

Muffled sound in my right ear. What could it be? I have sinus issues

You nailed it...: Given that your inner ears communicate with the back of your nose, whenever there is swelling in that area, e.g., allergies, cold, sinus infection, it often makes it harder for your ears to drain or to keep pressure out of there. So, most likely, the muffled sound is related. Try a decongestant and/or anti-histamine for a couple of days and see if it improves. ...Read more

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Ears clogged/muffled after *mildly* loud sound. Are my eardrums shot?

Ears clogged/muffled after *mildly* loud sound. Are my eardrums shot?

No. TMD symptom?: Assuming that your ears have been examined & are clear. Also assuming cold or allergy flare ups ruled out. Plugged ears are common symptoms of temporo mandibular dysfunction (tmd). Trigeminal nerve controls the jaw muscles as well as the tiny muscle that opens eustachian tube. Hence the symptoms. Have you noticed any changes in ear congestion with jaw movement or chewing? ...Read more

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Every time I lie down, my ears plug and sounds behind muffled. What could be wrong?

Every time I lie down, my ears plug and sounds behind muffled. What could be wrong?

Etd or nasal congest: You may have nasal congestion causing eustation tube dysfunction, you can try saline nasal spray and an over the counter antihistamine and if not better see your doctor. Also try a cool mist vaporizer in the bedroom at night. ...Read more

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My ears sound muffled and will not pop what can I do I have no pain it been going on for a week

My ears sound muffled and will not pop what can I do I have no pain it been going on for a week

Fluid: Most likely an effusion behind the eardrum, it should clear on its own but it may take a while. 90% of patients will drain in 3 months. If you start to feel pain in the ear or develop fever see a doctor. ...Read more

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What is a rushing sound in your ears mean.?

What is a rushing sound in your ears mean.?

Multiple things: The first could be wax build up in the ears, and the sound is created by slight movement in the tympanic membrane (ear drum). Or it could be a sign of high blood pressure. Or tinnitus which is a fancy name for noise/ringing in the ears. This is caused by many of things I mentioned before as well as age related damage. You could visit your doctor/ENT/Neurologist to help figure out the exact cause. ...Read more

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What does the sound of wind in the ear mean?

What does the sound of wind in the ear mean?

There are quite a: Few things that can cause a noise like wind to be present in your ear. I assume you are not standing outside without ear muffs. Usually it is caused by wax build up but there are vascular and nervous system causes that can be more serious. If it persists you should be seen by an ENT or neurologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What could cause a squishy sound in your ears?

What could cause a squishy sound in your ears?

Squishy ears: Water is most likely. May be trapped behind wax. Have someone take a look. ...Read more

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How to get your ears to not sound like they are hollow?

How to get your ears to not sound like they are hollow?

See Dr for eval: You may have inner ear congestion and need a simple decongestant. Have a dr. Look into your ears and get an evaluation to be safe. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a problem with my ears they have ringing sound all the time is thier something take or do?

I have a problem with my ears they have ringing sound all the time is thier something take or do?

Meniere's Disease: Ringing in the ears is usually due to a condition called meniere's disease. Unless you are taking a lot of aspirin, this is usally the cause for ringing. You should have a good ENT evaluation and possibly a good audiological evaluation. There may be some medications to help lessing this and perhaps a hearing aid. May want to get your thyroid checked as well. Best to you. ...Read more

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Ears were exposed to very loud sound by my strong headphones and I had pain and reduction of hearing but I feel better now, do I still need to go Dr?

Avoid loud noises: After one episode of exposure to very loud noise, if you feel like your hearing is normal, you probably don't need to see an audiologist. But, the well-known cause of premature reduced hearing is repeated exposure to loud noises, such as loud music, factory work, working around loud engines. Turn down the volume on the headphones and if you get pain, take them off. Give your ears a break to heal. ...Read more

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Ear has been ringing, Also hurting on right side. Sound is muffled at high volume (public area). Checked with local doc says ear is fine. What to do?

Ear has been ringing, Also hurting on right side. Sound is muffled at high volume (public area). Checked with local doc says ear is fine. What to do?

TMJ?: Do you have TMJ? Did you see a specialist? I would suggest seeing either an ENT or a maxillofacial surgeon depending on whether or not TMJ is a problem for you. ...Read more