How Is ETD Diagnosed? Can ENT See If I Have Eustachian Tube Dysfunction?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Dirtworks, Feb 21, 2021 at 5:24 PM.

    1. Dirtworks

      Dirtworks Member

      Location:
      Ontario
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Possibly loud power tools
      I have an appointment with an ENT coming up. Will they be able to definitely tell me if my Eustachian Tubes are blocked and is there a name for the test?

      I've had tinnitus for a few years but three months ago it got much louder. When it got worse, I had a constant mild headache and felt pressure in my head. The headache recently disappeared but the tinnitus remains in both ears.

      I have 30-40 dB of hearing loss at mid-high frequencies in both ears.

      Ears can still feel full or under pressure at times. Hard to describe.

      I can also make the tinnitus go away while performing the
      Valsalva manouver.
       
    2. Aaron44126
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      Aaron44126 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      July 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Eustachian tube dysfunction (from infection / labyrinthitis)
      They can do a tympanometry test which will measure your eardrum pressure. Blocked ETs "usually" will have some sort of non-normal looking test result here.
       
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      Dirtworks

      Dirtworks Member

      Location:
      Ontario
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Possibly loud power tools
      Thanks Aaron. I had a hearing test a couple of weeks ago and that must be what she stuck in my ear. All she told me was 30-40 dB hearing loss at mid-high frequencies in both ears. Results sent to ENT specialist.
       
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