Blowing Air in the Ear? Dangerous for Hearing?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Hannes Alm, Apr 8, 2019.

    1. Hannes Alm

      Hannes Alm Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:

      I was at my ENT today and did a hearing test which showed completely normal values.

      Lastly, he examined my ears and at the end he blew air with a bellows (I think that's what it's called - a small hand pump) into both my ears. He wanted to check how my ear drums were moving.

      Later I panicked because I don't know if the air he blew in my ears might have damaged something? At the end of the examination as well... when I knew everything was okay with my hearing... :sorry:

      Is blowing a stream of air with a hand pump going to damage your eardrum, middle ear or inner ear?
      Should I be worried? Could it cause permanent tinnitus?
    2. billie48

      billie48 Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      not sure
      If nobody responds, you can do a search here to see if there are prior posts on this condition. Here is one such post by a member who did think the blowing of air by ENT did cause his tinnitus to spike a little. But there is no indication of damaging hearing or eardrums. Try read this:

      Tinnitus Spiking/Worsened by ENT Examinations?
    3. Saraazar

      Saraazar Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Medication induced
      @NO MOOD ent doc did this to me now my inner ears hurt really bad

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