I experienced a ruptured eardrum on a flight back from mexico once... I experienced extreme pain that didn't subside for several days... I didn't know it at the time... it's an ear I've had difficulty with since a child, chronic ear infections, etc... So I have difficulty with pressure changes on the plane... plus was suffering a bad sinus infection... so I just tolerated the pain & after a few days it went away...oh I did suffer a hearing loss, that "seemed" to go away after awhile... apparently I just adjusted & got used to it. Well I was in nursing school
the following year & kept getting thrush, went hoarse for 6 months & nothing seemed to cure it... so I was finally referred to ENT... turns out I had thrush on my vocal cords & a hole in my eardrum that had a little flap that had worn away much of my first little bone in there, hence the now permanent hearing loss... I had to have tympanoplasty to repair it.
Sorry, you didn't need to know my life story... my point is keep vigilant & get regular followup appts to ensure you do not endure permanent damage... & I feel your pain, hang in there!!