This is Dr David
it sounds like you most likely have excessive wax impaction in your ear canal.
and you need to get this cleared before your hearing improves.
your doctors should be helping you by clearing out your ear wax.
this can be difficult and dangerous to do this yourself.
your doctors can take a curettage and otoscope and help clear out your ear wax.
My right ear feels rather uncomfortable and the right side of my throat does too. Does this indicate an infection?
it could indicate an inner ear infection.
but you have to get all of that ear wax out
so the doctors can see the ear drum.
the doctors should be helping you get the ear wax out.
the sodium bicarbonate ear drops just soften the wax.