If your ears are clogged up and popping, then have you been to see a Doctor? If not then I suggest you do so, as I get an awful lot of issues with my ears and have done ever since I was a child and am now under ENT. It clearly sounds as if you may need to have ear irrigation done or microsuction done, in order to clean out your ear and get rid of some of the wax, which I would assume has built up and is causing the problem. Some people produce too much ear wax, which can then impair the hearing. Ears are so important and very precious as obivously they allow us to hear, so if you haven't already had the problem that you've mentioned sorted out, then I would do so ASAP. Afterall what is the point in putting up with having a problem that is bothering/affecting your hearing, when there is a simple solution to your problem, which begins with going to the Doctor. Can I also ask, have you been to the Pharmacist and asked for any ear drops, in order to try and help with the problem, if you have done that and it hasn't made a difference, then the next step would definitely be to visit the Doctor.