I woke up with full/dull ear

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I have a couple of questions...

1. I am in a fairly loud band, and usually use an ear plug in the ear that is on the drummer side, so my left ear. After a practice, the right side ear (opposite side of drummer) can feel dull for a few minutes then goes back to normal. Is this because it reacts to sound, and quietens down (like eyes do to bright light), or is it likely I am slowly damaging it?

2. I don't know if this is related, but a couple of days ago, I woke up with my left ear feeling full/dull. This is weird because if it was from noise I thought it would be the right ear, which is usually less protected. So i thought it might be something other than noise induced.

The dullness has gone now, it lasted about a day. But there is a faint ringing, noticeable at night and if i put my finger in the ear.

Any ideas what this is, and will it go away?

If it is of any interest, I also currently have a tight/sore neck and sometimes sleep with my neck at odd angles, and it was also my second night in a row with about 4-5hrs sleep.

Thanks (and I'll keep it updated with it it goes away, gets worse or anything for anyone else that expereices this!)

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    If you have any alergies you might wanna look into that, but noise is a cause, there is a real doctor here that knows alot about it, i hope he sees you in here and help you....

    Im afraid it may be the noise dude.

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    I'm not in a band but I listened to earphones at max level before. But I do have the ringing that started out with fullness. And I too have a tight sore feeling in my neck that I feel at night. There's head pain in general.

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    Thanks, FYI it was slightly better last night (day 3) but there is still the ringing. It is most obvious if I lie on my left side.
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    Day 4: It has nearly completely gone, only a little bit noticeable if I block my ear when it is quiet. In a day or so I imagine it will be 100%.biggrin

    I don't suppose I'll ever know what it was?!question

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    Oh and also, can anyone help with the first point? If an unprotected ear is dull for a few minutes compared to unprotected ear after pretty loud sounds, is that damage? Or does the ear react to loud sounds by dulling it as a protection mechanism.
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