Blocked Ears Treatment How to Deal With Blocked Ears
Blocked Ears Treatment
Blocked ears may cause a decrease in one’s hearing acuity. In worse cases, it may cause tinnitus or the presence of constant high pitched sounds or buzzes in the ears which may become persistent and more frequent in time. Blocked ears may be caused by either, the accumulation of excessive ear wax, a sinus infection, nasal allergies or unequal air pressure between the right and left ear. The following may specifically cause blockage of ears:
Accumulation of excessive ear wax
Ear wax plays a very important protective function for the ears. It prevents foreign objects from being introduced further into the ear canal. But excessive accumulation may decrease the quality and intensity of sound impulses thereby affecting the clarity of sound that a person hears. So regularly clean your ears with an ear bud moistened with baby oil or with an aspirating syringe to pump large chunks of wax out of both ears. Blocked Ears Treatment
Nasal allergies, colds, sinusitis
Because the eustachian tube of the ear is connected to the nasal canal which is posterior to the nose, every time you suffer from nasal allergies such as allergic rhinitis, you also tend to feel itchiness in the inner part of your ear. Much more if you suffer from colds and sinus infection, along with a clogged and runny nose, you’ve got blocked ears as well. So you cannot smell and taste the food that you are eating, you cannot even hear clearly or not at all.
When ascending or descending a building through an elevator or when you are traveling in an airplane, high velocities combined with high altitudes tend to create an unequal build-up of air pressure in both ears, thus causing a momentary deafness or even vertigo which may be sometimes painful especially if air movement is speedy. In these cases, you can either yawn or swallow to relive your ears from the blockage. You can also cover your ears during the quick ascent and descent of the plane or the elevator, or pinch your nose and and breathe in only through your mouth. Blocked Ears Treatment