After wearing earmuffs for noise protection, it seems like my ears will ache for five minutes or so. It seems to be coming from the eardrum, but it's hard for me to really pinpoint this. When I wear earplugs though, I never have a problem. I couldn't find anything about this online. I'm trying to figure out why this might be occurring.
These earmuffs have a noise reduction rating of 25 dB. I'm using them when doing basic DIY jobs around the house. Things that involve a blower or a lawn mower.