What can be done to resolve my obscure pressure issue with my left ear
In December 2022, I worked in an extremely sub zero degree cold and loud environment. While working, my ears began to get hot, red, and swollen at the workplace, sounds of loud glass bottles clanging in the factory started to pierce pain to my ears. One loud blow later, my left ear became clogged. It took a couple of big yawns to unclog it.
However, since then, for the past year:
Every time is do the Valsalva maneuver, my ear clogs with painful pressure.
Every time I hold my mouth and inhale, something in my ear pops inwards.
While I blow my nose, rattling of the ear is extreme.
I feel the need to always yawn or crack my ears to relieve the muffle in my ear but the relief is so short, I yawn and crack my jaw 500+ times per day to maintain relief.
The ear is sore all the time and never feels stable in pressure, it's almost like a constant game of ping pong with the air pressure, it just never feels in place. I always feel the need to have to keep doing the Valsalva maneuver throughout the day with yawning to maintain unmuffled hearing and temporarily not feel the bubble in my left ear.
I have tried nasal steroids, topical ear drops, jaw extersises, anti histamines, topical steroid cream, antibiotics, and I have been to two ENT specialists as well as numerous family doctors who say there are no signs of blockage and my ear is fine, nothing they can do.
I can't even imagine living the rest of my life with this, is there honestly nothing that can be done?
I do not have any hearing loss but now my ear is fully clogged and won't unclog because I am sick at the moment and blew my nose too hard.