It sounds like you have a bad viral upper respiratory tract infection, and I do think that these two instances are related. The sore throat was probably the first sign of the infection. The infection causes inflammation of your upper airways including your nose and throat. This causes swelling and drainage that drips down to the back of the throat making it sore. The ears have a tube that connects with the nose called the eustachian tube. This tube helps regulate the pressure inside the ears. The swelling in the nose cuts off this tube causing fluid to build up inside the ear behind the ear drum which causes pain. Sometimes that fluid becomes infected causing an ear infection
which can be even more painful. As the upper respiratory tract infection clears, the tubes will open up and your ears will begin to feel a lot better.
I suggest that you schedule an appointment with your primary care physician
. He or she can take a more detailed history of your symptoms and perform a thorough physical exam. If there is any evidence of an ear infection, then you doctor
will likely prescribe an antibiotic. Most likely, you will be feeling better very soon. Good luck.