You may be able to hear sound, but you will find it increasingly difficult to comprehend. When I was really young, I had my opposite ear cleaned out with water at the doctor, and permanently damaged, so I do not want that to be an option if my ear has wax stuck in it. I followed up with the hearing center for a hearing test which showed no hearing loss. My right ear has been blocked for ages and a month ago i went to the doctors. In fact, excessive drinking can damage the area of your brain that processes sound. Hearing muffled again a week after syringing? Some causes of muffled hearing in one ear can be serious, and it's very important to be seen by a physician if your muffled hearing doesn't clear up right away or is associated with any measure of pain. It is interfering with my work, my speech and is driving me crazy. ear still muffled after syringing? Yeah, I've got a little dropper too.. makes it much easier. If the nurse who does yours offers to show you the gunge that comes out think twice, apparently it's proper manky! You may even find it difficult to distinguish sounds in a noisy environment. I used them for a month, my ear crackled and fizzed alot every time and in the last week if i tilted my head at certain angles i could feel it moving about. You could try rincing was warm water after using the drops else I used tesco own brand ear solution which completed removed the wax by themselves though it did take a week of being used 3x30 minute sessions a day. Consult your doctor or physician if you experience muffled hearing in one ear to make sure that you don't have a serious condition. But the nurse is correct and the syringing will be much easier with the waz softened. Muffled hearing and ringing in the ears after tube surgery? I used a Q-Tip recently and now I have muffled hearing in my left ear. Apparently everything's really loud and clear at first after syringing, like the difference between having your head underwater in the bath and bringing it up again. Hearing health is closely linked to brain health, and alcohol is known to have negative effects on brain function. The outside of my ear hurts too. Although hearing can be messed with if the ear canal has a wad of wax inside, as you say, it should clear up a good bit after irrigation. Since then, my hearing is muffled and I have a loud ringing in my ears. Help! Interestingly, the ringing is worse as soon as I wake up, and even after a short nap. The ringing and muffledness is driving me crazy. Warnings. My ears were blocked very badly but now one ear is back the same way again. If you have a stuffy/runny nose, try an over the counter medicine to help fix that, and your hearing should return to normal. I got my ears syringed a while ago and they seemed to be much better. I followed up with an ENT who found no obvious trauma to the external ear or eardrum. It feels like the opening is swollen. It has been about two months (4/28/20) since the syringing. vickles27 posted: I am a 44 year old female and had ear tube surgery 2 days ago on both ears (chronic sinus / ear issues). She confiremed i had a blockage and prescribed me olive oil drops. It's just good practice to have a look at the ear when you finish, to be sure the inner ear is in good health as well. I can still hear our of it, but everything is a bit off, if that makes sense. Muffled Hearing After Using Q-Tip?