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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?

Stuffy nose?

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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.
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Ringing in ear, can hardly hear it, muffled sounds, pain around ear, headache, neck/eye pain, little dizzy, radiates to other ear. What is this?

see your doctor

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Without examining you I can not tell you for certain but I suggest you see your doctor
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Dr. Greg Hinson answered:

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

You nailed it...

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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.
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My left ear sounds muffled, stuffy and clogged. What should I do?

See your doctor

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You should probably have your doctor take a look just to be safe.
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Every time I lie down, my ears plug and sounds behind muffled. What could be wrong?

Etd or nasal congest

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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.
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I was cleaning out my ear with a q tip and now my ear feels like its clogged and everything sounds muffled?

Impaction

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Using a swab in the ear frequently pushes cerumen further INTO the ear canal where it can tamp down next to the eardrum causing an impaction. You can try to flush it out with over the counter ear cleaners but may need to have it cleaned out by a Physician. Hence, the advice not to put anything in your ears except for your elbows!
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what's the best way to ease pressure in my ears from sinus pressure? they feel clogged and everything sounds muffled.

Ear & Sinus pressure

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While popping your ears can be helpful. The benefit is usually temporary. The key to resolving the issue long-term is to manage nasal congestion with a decongestant like Afrin (oxymetazoline) twice daily for 3-4 days. You can also try oral Sudafed and a nasal steroid like Flonase. Saline nasal rinses are always a good way to thin mucus and reduce nasal/ sinus congestion.
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I woke up and randomly the hearing out of my left ear sounds muffled it has been like this for a week what could be the cause?

Hopefully wax

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Wax can occlude your ear canal leading to fullness and hearing loss. It also could be fluid in your middle ear space or other possibilities. Best to start with your primary care doctor or see an ENT for evaluation.
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Woke up this morning unable to hear out of my left ear. I can feel vibrations of bass-like sounds but all else is very muffled.

Wax

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Either you have fluid behind the drum or wax in the ear canal. Then again, it could be a bug.
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Dr. John McMahan answered:

Does tinnitus reduce the ability to hear well? Everything sounds a bit muffled from my left ear. I have ringing but why isn't the hearing well?

Tinnitus

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Some types of hearing loss cause tinnitus or ringing.., its not the other way around. Check it out with an ENT specialist.
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