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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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Aside from ear plugs and protective headphones, how can I protect my hearing?

Aside from ear plugs and protective headphones, how can I protect my hearing?

Monitor loud noises: Be careful about exposure to loud noises and music. Sometimes viral infections, lyme disease, other collagen vascular diseases however can cause sudden hearing loss. ...Read more

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Ear has felt plugged, I put a few drops of peroxcide and laid on my side for 30 minutes. Now clog feels worse and I have a slight loss of hearing. ?

Ear has felt plugged, I put a few drops of peroxcide and laid on my side for 30 minutes. Now clog feels worse and I have a slight loss of hearing. ?

Annoying isn't it?: Annoying when that happens right? If you think there's a wax plug then, best to put mineral oil in there for cleaning purposes in order to clean the canal out. If your wax plugs are stubborn you may need to do this for several days. Peroxide is useless. I don't know where that myth got started (probably in the Wild West?). You should then, seek out a doctor to unplug you...not the Q-tip company! ...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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I'm a 20 year old sound engineer, is there value in getting my ears clean? I have excellent hearing but feel like my ears could be plugged.

I'm a 20 year old sound engineer, is there value in getting my ears clean? I have excellent hearing but feel like my ears could be plugged.

Maybe: It could be wax..Which is easy to fix. It could be eustachian tube (tube thats connects ear to nose) dysfunction which can give you the feeling that your hearing is a bit muffled (like when you are in an airplane). The only way to know is have an md look. It can also be the start of real hearing loss. Don't be shy about having it checked since you rely on your hearing for your career! ...Read more

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My ears feel plugged and muffled and I am now extremely sensitive to sound. Hearing even footsteps hurts like crazy. Is this a normal earache?

My ears feel plugged and muffled and I am now extremely sensitive to sound. Hearing even footsteps hurts like crazy.   Is this a normal earache?

No: An earache means your ear actually hurts. Does your ear hurt? Are you more sensitive to internal sounds such as that occurs when chewing or hearing your own footsteps rather than of others? If that is the case and your ear does not hurt, when considering your other symptoms, it sounds like you may have accumulated fluid behind your ear drum, what we call serous otitis media. ...Read more