I've had these before, but usually it's from sinuses building up. This one was from my own stupidity. I've had head issues, sneezing, coughing, dripping nose, etc. So, I blew my nose. HARD. Yep. I hear this "pow" then a "crumpling" in my ear, then pain. I can hear a bit better though! It's more muffled than usual, but I just cannot make the pain stop. I've taken some Aleve and cannot take heavy pain killers. Will heat help at this point or should I just suck it up and deal with it until it stops? It's still making the "crumpling" noise when I stretch my jaw and the pain is dull now. Pain has subsided...Aleve helped a bit and sleeping on the other ear helped alleviate the pressure in the right ear. Edit: If your children seem to be having issues blowing their nose, just from when I was a kid, don't "make" them. Try and get a humidifier on their faces to help break up the congestion rather than force it out. I'm still called a "wuss" because I can't blow my nose "properly".