I started with a feeling of congestion in my ears, more in the right ear. We tried decongestants and allergy meds, nose sprays. One day my right ear began to ring. When I touched my ear, it felt a little numb and this sensation extended from the top of my head to my jaw. The ringing came and went over several months as did the slight numbness and now the ringing is constant. My ears still feel congested and actually pop when I swallow.