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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
Hollow or clogged feeling
i work in a fast food restaurant and have to wear a headset for the drivethru when the drive thru is activated there is a loud "ding" then the person talks. I am having a strange feeling in that ear, this my sound strange but it seems "hollow" or clogged at times.if i tap on my head arove or behind my ear its like a hollow sound. could this be coming from the headset?
Although its unclear if your symptoms could be due to your headset use, it is still worth following up on. A hollow or clogged type feeling in your ear can be due to fluid, congestion, an infection or even an inner ear disorder. So its worthwhile getting a quick exam and hearing test.
Daniel Choo, MD
Associate Professor and Director, Division of Otology/Neurotology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati