Hey how's it going OH SHI.. I CAN'T HEAR ANYTHING!
August 31, 2009 6:21 PM Subscribe
Wacky ear question: Sometimes when I speak out loud one or both of my ears will pOp and I can't hear anything but my own voice. What the heck is going on and how can I get it to stop?
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
To better describe the sound (or lack thereof): it's like when you wear earplugs; outside sound is greatly reduced and muffled, and all you can really hear is the vibrations of your own voice and breathing.
It happens often enough that I get jarred when it happens because suddenly all the sounds are off balance and my voice sounds so close and LOUD. Sometimes it "sticks" and I have trouble responding to people because I just can't hear a darn thing they're saying.
Strangely, this happens to my nose sometimes too. I'll be speaking then suddenly one nostril will seemingly close up and my voice becomes very nasal and odd sounding.
What the heck is happening here? Is this some earwax/booger issue? How can I fix it? It's driving me crazy!