Ear Troubles

Blocked Ears

What is it?

When a person’s ear canal is totally blocked or there is fluid filling the middle ear, they will experience Autophony. They might say “it feels like my head is in a bucket”. Their own breathing and body sounds will be loud, and their hearing will be poor.

Some common causes are:

  • accumulation of wax in the ear canal
  • foreign body blockage of the ear canal
  • infections, where debris or swelling blocks the ear canal
  • a vacuum, or fluid build up behind the eardrum

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