I'm 17 and my ears have been plugged for about a week. I tried the technique where you hold your nose and blow. As I did this my right ear popped and now I cannot hear very well out of it. Neither of my ears have returned to normal and to be honest I am a bit freaked out. What causes this and if I did damage my ear is there anything to be done about it?
you'd probably notice if you burst your ear drum as there would probably be a very sharp pain. when you hold your nose and blow, you bend your eardrums out so its possible they just havent returned to normal - try yawning, swallowing, sucking sweets etc. the hearing problem might just be wax. see your doctor to put your mind at ease - you might simply need your ears syringed.
Trust me.........get some ear plugs now nad protect your hearing before you loose 30% in each ear like me. I too was in a bandfor everal years and I use to use warm olive oil in my ears to keep them cleaned out. I chewed gum t orelieve hte air pressure. This is not something you mess with trying ot hold your nose and blow until one pops.....I did this when I got back home from flying to Las Vegas, then drove a pateint to LA then flew back to GA ,last month........took me a week to get the air pressure under control! If it doesn't get better yes....go see a doctor!