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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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Treating Swimmer's Ear (Checklist)

Keep water out of ears (use earplugs or shower cap when showering)
Daily
Use eardrops as directed
Daily
Use Tylenol or warm compresses to minimize pain
3x day
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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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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
Once
Ask doc if TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint) is causing ear pain
Once
Know that middle ear fluid isn't necessarily infection
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Look for ear pain and ear drainage -- both signs of infection
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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

See a Doctor: You could have wax in your ears, clogging your canals, or a "fluid/congestion" behind your ear drum. Having a doctor look into your ears and examine them would be helpful to properly diagnose and treat your specific condition. Good luck. ...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

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Last week, i woke up and sounds from my right ear were muffled. What are the reasons why. It became less muffled, maybe that's because i got used to ?

Last week, i woke up and sounds from my right ear were muffled. What are the reasons why. It became less muffled, maybe that's because i got used to ?

Sudden hearing loss: You may have sudden hearing loss. It is usually temporary but you should get checked there are treatments for it. They work best when the problem is diagnosed and treated early. ...Read more

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