I hope someone here at the TM has suffered or is suffering as I am suffering. I have had a sinus infection the past three weeks and thus a drainage problem that has caused coughing and a bull-frog type voice. My ears are also plugged. Plugged like one can get in an airplane except my ears don't pop open after landing. I can not hear well with my ears plugged. I can not tell from which direction a sound comes from, nor how loud or soft I am playing relative to the rest of the group. The plugged ears don't hurt when I play, but with my ears plugged, the band sounds bad to me and I sound bad to me. I'm sure I'm not the only one who suffers from this problem during certain time of the year so I hope there someone who has a practical solution to my plugged ear problem. I get like this about once every two years. The Ohio River valley could be a part of my problem, but I'm not moving. Can anyone help me?