You are probably severely congested (sinus infection) it can lead to hearing loss in your ear because of the pressure built up in your skull. You need some antibiotics and a saline rinse. Blow your nose as much as you can. You can also try taking a cap full of hydrogen peroxide. The type you purchase at the store in a brown bottle. Tilt your head to one side and pour it into your ear. You will hear a bubbling sound in your ear. It's actually quite relaxing. Once the bubbling subsides just tilt your head over with a tissue pressed to your ear to catch the excess fluid. It pretty much melts away any wax or discharge you may have built up in your ear without you having to stab yourself in the ear drum with a cotton swab.