Ear Popping Causes[imwb_socialbuzz] By John On December 10, 2008 Under Ringing In Ears, T-Gone Tinnitus, Tinnitus Relief
There are times where you may experience popping in your ears. This is due to the pressure changes inside and outside of the eardrum.
When you travel on high altitudes, drive underwater or driving a car in high mountain ranges, the pressure in the ear increases making the person hear popping in the ears.
Swallowing and yawning helps relieve the pressure in the ear by opening the Eustachian tube, which connects the middle ear to the back of the nose and throat.
Eustachian tubes act as pressure valve and opens to make sure that the volume of pressure in both sides of the eardrum is equal. When the tubes open, you will feel a popping sound in the ear.
Eustachian tube can be blocked for several reasons. When this occurs, the pressure in both sides of the ear cannot be equalized preventing the eardrum to vibrate naturally. The increase of ear pressure in the ear is quite painful which is often associated with hearing loss and ringing of the ears.
The possible ear popping causes could stem from nasal congestion caused by allergy, a sinus condition, or a chronic upper respiratory infection. You also could consider using a nasal decongestant or an antihistamine before flying or other changes in altitude. Try to avoid flying when you have a cold or flare-up of an allergy.
Swallowing, chewing a gum or yawning can also open the tubes allowing the air to flow into the tubes to equalize the pressure. If you are traveling on high altitudes, use an earplug to limit the vacuum and external pressure to penetrate the ear.
If the problem persists, see a physician to examine or evaluate the condition and rule out the best remedy for the condition.