Does ETD Ever Get Better?

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    1. Trish123

      Trish123 Member

      Location:
      New York
      I've had ETD for a couple months now. Feels better with a heat pad. Does it ever get better?
       
    2. Trish123

      Trish123 Member

      Location:
      New York
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    3. Aussie Lea
      Dramaqueen

      Aussie Lea Member

      Location:
      Melbourne Yarra Valley
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/09/2013
    4. beeeep

      beeeep Member

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      ~2000, but real bad since 06/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I guess you already saw an ENT about the issue?

      What kind of ETD do you have? Clogged tubes? In that case, regular (and careful) nasal irrigation might help.

      There's one study about diving-related medical disorders (divers seem to suffer ETD and inflamation of the tubes quite often), which, among many other things, mentions ETD.
      Unfortunately the study is not available for free on the internet (at least I could not find a public version), but here's the interesting part about ETD:

      Also, one of the authors has an informative (but German) page about ETD.
      It basically states the same as above: Carefully try to do the Valsalva maneuver 50x a day to train the muscles asociated with the tube and do nasal irrigation at least twice daily.

      However, be extra sure that you don't have Patulous Eustachian Tube, or everything might get worse.

      Also, be extra careful while doing this stuff, don't use too much force.

      If that doesn't help either, there's - at least in Germany, don't know about the US - a rather new therapy where they insert a small balloon-like thingy into your tube and inflate it.
       
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    5. beeeep

      beeeep Member

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      ~2000, but real bad since 06/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Ohh, just found this on the net:

      There's a study being conducted in Pittsburgh where they try this "balloon dilation" procedure for ETD. Seems like they're still recruiting and it's not too far from NY.

      Just don't get depressed if you are in Pittsburgh while the Penguins eliminate the Rangers (or Islanders) from the playoffs. ;)
       
    6. Nonna
      Barefooter

      Nonna Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1/17/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Allergies
    7. RingingMike

      RingingMike Member

      The netti pot works wonders.
       
    8. Karl28
      Wishful

      Karl28 Member

      Location:
      Melbourne
      Tinnitus Since:
      2001 bad since 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music via headphones
      Re
      really?
       
    9. RingingMike

      RingingMike Member

      Yes.
       
    10. Irish

      Irish Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music from nightclub
      Hi @beeeep, am not sure what you mean by this, is it that your PET can get worse if you do nasal irrigation and the Valsalva manouevre?
       
    11. The Red Viper
      Angry

      The Red Viper Member Team Research

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      March 15, 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Current Theory: Leftover infection ETD + neck muscle injury
      [QUOTE="beeeep, post: 174896, member: 14700"
      Unfortunately the study is not available for free on the internet (at least I could not find a public version)[/QUOTE]

      Use sci-hub.
       

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