Ear pain, malaise, fullness in the ear and hearing problems are some of the common signs of an ear infection. Unfortunately ear infections are often ignored at the onset as people expect them to wane with time. However, it would be wise to use a tried-and-tested remedy until you seek medical help. There are some home remedies that are effective in reducing or, in some cases, curing ear problems. Chief amongst these home remedies is the use of olive oil.