Hi Jock, welcome to Healingwell :) I get the blocked ears too especially when my allergies are at their worse. And if I take an allergy pill such as Allegra it seems to block it in even further. It drives me crazy because to me it sounds as if everyone or noise is under water. It has been even more pronounced for me this year then any other year for some reason. I've heard good and bad stories about
air purifiers. Some say they work and others say it's a waste of money. I haven't tried any yet but I've been looking into the Sonic Air Ionizer. Also too, I wonder if maybe a humidifier would work in the bedroom while you're sleeping. Or a dehumidifier depending on the moisture content in your room or house. You can check the moisture in your room by a handy little gage found at most household stores. Oh and if you can, try putting cheesecloth over any heating/cooling vents in the house and change the filter on your furnace regularly. I use an hypoallergenic filter that is supposed to catch airborn allergens. It also cuts down on the dust in the house.
I've never heard of the surgery to widen an ear canal but who knows.......maybe this could work?
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Secondary Raynauds Syndrome since 2004 -Meds - Norvasc...Fibromyalgia since 2006
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