Does Anyone Else Have Chronic Popping Ears?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Michellejean, Jun 6, 2018.

    1. Michellejean

      Michellejean Member

      Location:
      Maine
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/1/18
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Virus/ no clue
      My right ear pops all the time and I was just curious if anyone else experienced this and if it ever goes away.

      Been reading a lot online and of course everyone online is saying they’ve had it for 10+ years and they're miserable and blah blah.

      This was on another forum. How about you guys and girls?

      God bless!
       
    2. kelpiemsp
      Swamped

      kelpiemsp Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      United States
      Tinnitus Since:
      birth/ recent spike 2/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Born with ETD, several acoustic traumas, most recently ETD
      Yes. I stil have to pop both of mine multiple times a minute every day all day. I think/hope it’s ETD caused by inflammation from TMD.
       
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    3. Mellow7

      Mellow7 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Same thing. They pop when swallowing, yawning, breathing in deeply, chewing, running, mostly. There's probably another few scenarios I'm missing here. They've been doing that for the last 3-4 years. Since getting tinnitus, the popping has been worse though.
      I'm also hoping it is due to ETD/TMJ and that it can be treated somehow along with the tinnitus.
       
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    4. kiel
      Depressed

      kiel Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud Headphones
      Mine pop all the time, yeah. It's only gotten worse with time, especially after a recent Ear Infection. It's especially horrible for me, because I believe I suffer from Patulous Tube, and can both my breath and voice in my ears when they open. It makes me miserable. :(
       
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      Michellejean

      Michellejean Member

      Location:
      Maine
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/1/18
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Virus/ no clue
      My ENT told me pressure equalization tubes will eliminate the constant popping. You guys hear this?
       
    6. kelpiemsp
      Swamped

      kelpiemsp Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      United States
      Tinnitus Since:
      birth/ recent spike 2/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Born with ETD, several acoustic traumas, most recently ETD
      I wouldn't accept that answer. That is a band aid. Why aren't your ears equalizing naturally? Plus the tubes carry a risk. I'd get any inflammation and/or allergy issues figure out first. TMJ could be doing it, so could an allergy, or a systemic inflammation. Tubes should be last resort IMHO.
       
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      Michellejean

      Michellejean Member

      Location:
      Maine
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/1/18
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Virus/ no clue
      Trust me @kelpiemsp i agree one hundred percent but someone above has suffered for four years. It could help them.

      As for me I’m still early in the game so waiting it out on PET is my first choice.

      Actually after my ENT verbatim said “ sometimes Eustachian tubes just give up!” In response to me asking WHY I had negative pressure in my ear, I said I am not interested in surgery ATM, and guess what! Past three days my ear that gave up has been popping and opening up like crazy! Albeit it’s spiking my tinnitus but it’s a change in the body and I know I need to be patient. However once the ears pop for a longggg time chances are that’s it. Game over. Those ears will always pop.
       
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    8. kelpiemsp
      Swamped

      kelpiemsp Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      United States
      Tinnitus Since:
      birth/ recent spike 2/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Born with ETD, several acoustic traumas, most recently ETD
      @Michellejean Have you heard of the new eustachian balloon dilation? It may be worth looking into!

      I agree that at a certain point it’s al we have.
       
    9. Mellow7

      Mellow7 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I'm not sure a balloon dilation procedure would help for crackling/popping ears. It seems aimed at people with full-fledged ETD, when the tubes are permanently closed.
      For the record, I actually have no problems whatsoever opening them and equalizing pressure. It just seems that there is a chronic imbalance of inner and outer pressure in my case, which makes me feel the need to pop them and get rid of the clogged/muffled feeling in my ears.
      Have any of you guys ever experienced clicking in your ears when going for a run? Especially when breathing through the nose? It's as if the crackling/popping/what have you, is caused by mucus or something.
      Man, it sucks so bad that the medical community is just as clueless on this front, as regarding tinnitus. :(

      I would also see grommets as a last resort. I've had them twice in my life and they clearly haven't helped to sort out whatever is wrong in there, have they? They just increase the risk on ear infections.
       
    10. Striveon

      Striveon Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Has it ever made your tinnitus worse permanently?
       

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