Last week, I walked a half-mile in windy and cold temps without a hat. I don’t perceive any change in my hearing, but especially in the morning my ears crackle and pop. I got some Afrin, and am using that, and frequently pinch my nose and blow lightly.
I am wondering if my earmolds focused wind impacting on my eardrums and stretched them slightly, or is it just eustachian tube congestion unrelated to that dumb hatless walk?
No symptoms of ear infection, yet.