Muffled ears is a common problem faced by people. In most cases, fortunately, it is because of a clogged ear and not due to any actual hearing ability. This clogging in ear refers to a blockage in the ear canal. Some of the symptoms that tag along with a clogged ear are reduced hearing capacity, constant windy sound in the ear, a popping sensation in the ear and a feeling that some liquid or mucus is present within the ear.
A clogged ear is often the consequence of when the Eustachian tube does not open and close in a proper way; so as to equalize and regulate the pressure between the middle ear and the pressure in atmosphere present outside the ear.
Some of the common factors that usually trigger clogged ears are pressure differences in the middle ear, air flow blockage to the Eustachian tubes, wax buildup or cold and sinus issues. Clogged ears are usually more common among children especially when they have colds but it can as well affect people of all ages.
Other than being really annoying and causing hindrance, a clogged can be quite painful too. It is, therefore, necessary to treat a clogged ear as early as possible. It can be done in many natural ways.
Below are the top 10 methods that can help you get rid of clogged ears.
One really effective way to get rid of clogged ears is performing something called Valsalva Maneuver. It relieves the stuffiness and pain in the ear caused by clogged ear.
- You can do this by closing your mouth first, then pinching your nostrils with your fingers in such a way that they are closed, then take a deep breath as you do so.
- To regulate the air pressure, blow air out of your nose. If you follow this process and do it correctly, you will hear a slight popping sound which indicates that the Eustachian tubes have open.
Note: It is important to that you should not blow your nose too hard because it may lead to a damage to the eardrum. You can also refer to youtube videos for better understanding of the process.