Ear Popping (Non-Valsalva) — How Dangerous Is It?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Coyotesheaven, Oct 15, 2016.

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Does Gentle Ear Popping Cause an Increase or Decrease in Your Tinnitus?

  1. Causes an Increase

  2. No effect

  3. Causes a decrease

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    1. Coyotesheaven
      Depressed

      Coyotesheaven Member

      Location:
      Utah
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/18/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma, Dysautonomia/Vascular
      I pop my ears voluntarily, by opening up my mouth like I am getting ready to yawn; I do so quite gently and not forcefully. Recently, this has resulted in a dramatic opening of my eustachian tubes which is pretty loud. Unfortunately, on more than one occasion this has also resulted in a bit of sudden hearing loss and vertigo, including today.

      I know that other ways of opening your ears, including the vaslava or tonboye maneuver, are extremely dangerous for your middle and inner ears and I never practice them. What I do seems to be much more delicate, but I am wondering if it does damage all the same?
       

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