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

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


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

      Coyotesheaven Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma/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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