so around december january i started getting a clogged ear, it got so bad for a bit it sounded like a midwest summer when the secadas were at full chirp a sort of sound if you know what that sounds like? Went to my general dr and he put me on an antibiotic for 2 weeks and it did nothing. Went back and he told me i needed to see a specialist. So i went to an ENT a friend recommended (he has hearing aids) the ENT told me i had fluid behind my ear which i knew i could hear it when i chattered my teeth it sounded like thumping on a mellon He told me to pinch my nose and blow but i told him i didnt think it was good to do that. So he used a ketchup bottle analogy, new bottle wont pour till you introduce air up into the bottle with something like a knife. Once air is in there it will drain. He told me to do it twice a day, flush my sinuses with a rinse and use a nose spray till it was gone. After about 2 weeks things have never sounded better! I go back in a couple of weeks for a hearing test i have no doubt i will be ok. Ive always had sinus problems but never really thought an ear infection was linked to a clogged ear i was scared i was losing my hearing in that ear.