Re: HELP Ear is Clogged up still after Ear Tubes inserted &Tinnitus PLEASE DESPERATE
Hi ... I assume that your ENT ran some tests, found decreased hearing in the ear (which you interpret as feeling "clogged", right?), and saw evidence through the drum (or by tympanometry) of a middle ear infection which needed to be drained (hence the tube), and maybe gave some meds to clear up the infection. My guess is that when he sees you next week he'll run them again, see if the infection is still there, and then decide what to do next. The tube was a conservative first step, and he'll take it from there, so it makes sense to see it through with your doc before looking elsewhere.
I'm probably getting a tube myself, and would be very interested to know how loud it sounded when it was inserted: inaudible, or moderately quiet, or really loud (like a slamming door, say). Thanks, and good luck.