Earlier today I started having problems with my left ear. It sounds/feels like it does when you have a lot of water down in it, kind of muffled and hollow sounding. It doesn't hurt, but I can feel/hear a pounding in it and it is making me crazy. ARG. It dosn't hurt per se, but does make my head feel funny. No balance issues yet, but I'm pretty much a klutz all the time anyway, so who can tell? How do I make this thumping, muffled thing go away? It is very distracting. I already tried alcohol down the ear to dry up any water that might be in there. It didn't help.