Our expert says:
A blocked ear during flying could be because of eustachian tube dysfuntion, and this can be diagnosed by an ENT with a full ENT examination. If you had a cold during flying, the chance of having constantly blocked ears during flying is very common. If this was the cause, the problem should resolve itself in future.
Regarding the possible BPPV, this is a condition that is caused by abnormal movement of the otoconia in the semi-sircular canals. (of the inner ear. )Your suggestion to see an ENT is a good one, as other causes of peripheral vertigo should be excluded.
To find an ENT in the Cape Town I suggest you go to the ENT website at www.entsociety.co.za, they have a list of ENT in South Africa.
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