Why is My Ear Muffled and Ringing?

  1. Ear Muffled and Ringing

Experiencing changes in your hearing can be scary. When these changes happen, it’s helpful to get them addressed as soon as possible to avoid long-term damage. If you feel as if there’s pressure on your ears similar to when you’re flying, or it feels like cotton balls are muffling the sounds around you, it’s time to speak with one of our specialists to remedy your situation.

Symptoms Of Muffled Ear(s)

Muffled ears occur when sound waves have difficulty passing through your inner ear. Many different factors can contribute to a clogged ear. Before we discuss the causes, let’s take a look at some of the common symptoms that should alert you that a problem exists. These include:

  • Full Feeling Of The Ear
  • Ringing
  • Ear Pain
  • Ear Discharge

The Causes Of Muffled Ear(s)

People may experience a muffled feeling in just one or both of their ears. It’s important to speak with one of our hearing care professionals about the symptoms you’re experiencing. Explain if the symptoms are happening in one or both ears, so they can properly diagnose the cause.

When you’re dealing with muffling or ringing in one ear, the causes are most likely:

  • Earwax Buildup
  • Noise Damage
  • Tumor
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Medication
  • Age-Related Hearing Loss
  • Airplane Ear

If you’re currently experiencing a muffling or ringing sound in both ears, the likely causes are:

  • Medication
  • Noise Damage
  • Age-Related Hearing Loss
  • Airplane Ear

One of our hearing care specialists can work with you to determine the root cause of your muffled or ringing ear(s). Once we understand what is causing your condition, we can recommend a viable source of treatment.

Treatment Plans

The treatment plan that will be recommended to you will highly depend on the cause of your hearing issue. If your muffling is due to a blockage, we can remove that blockage with special instruments. If the muffling is due to an age-related progressive hearing loss issue, we can recommend the right hearing aids. Most issues can be easily treated in our office.

Call Us Today

If you’re experiencing muffling in your ear(s), it’s time to give us a call. Our hearing care specialists can help you determine the cause of your muffling or ringing issue and recommend the right solutions to fix them. It’s never a good idea to put off seeking treatment as your condition will likely worsen over time.