Why does exercise make me hear funny? I don't even swim, but it sounds like I have water in my ear.
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Exercise or exertion sometimes results in feeling kind of like there's water in my ear. That is, it doesn't really feel like that, but my voice and especially my breathing sound strange in a very similar way. I'm not sure I can explain well it without using that analogy. At the very least, it sounds a lot *louder*, like there's a direct resonating connection to my ear at those times, rather than the way I normally hear my own voice and breathing.
To clarify, by "sometimes" I mean "not enough that I expect it" but also "not so seldom that it's a surprise when it happens". It's been some time since it happened, so I put it out of my mind. In the past couple of weeks, though, it's happened twice. Both times were immediately after a bike ride. Both times it was just my left ear. It's happened in various other situations, though: rock climbing, weight-room exercise, dancing. And I can't be sure, but it may always be my left ear.
I'm not worried about it, and hopefully I won't get any answers that indicate I should've been worried years ago. I plan to talk to a doctor soon about it.
, a question about exercise and clogging up ears. Related, but different.)