The EarPopper Machine?

Discussion in 'Alternative Treatments and Research' started by Emma, Feb 24, 2013.

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    1. Emma

      Emma Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
    2. carlover
      English

      carlover Member Benefactor

      Location:
      London
      Tinnitus Since:
      1986
      Hi all, well I bought one a couple of years ago.

      Not cheap. What do I think, difficult to say. It gives you the same effect of holding your nose and blowing, you know that popping stuff.

      It did not help me but that doesn't mean it wouldn't help you.

      I believe my Eust. Tube issues come from TMJ problems so it would be ineffective for me.
       
    3. calin
      Inspired

      calin Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Oct 2011
      hmmm... sounds scarey! ;)
       
    4. Emma

      Emma Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      How so? Do you think it can injure ears? I belive it is actually used in the nosenot in the ear directly.
       
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    5. just1morething
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      just1morething Member Benefactor

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      barotrauma from airplane descent, noise exposure? ETD? TMJD?
      I just got a Earpopper today. Seems to work well and seems my T is down also. They would work great on a airplane along with earplanes and decongestants....maybe a little overkill.:)
       
    6. Micky
      Dancing

      Micky Member

      Location:
      London
      Tinnitus Since:
      10 / 2000
      Yes and very expensive for a product that will not cure tinnitus.. Just another expensive product aimed at Tinnitus sufferers who are desperate for help..
       
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    7. just1morething
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      just1morething Member Benefactor

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      barotrauma from airplane descent, noise exposure? ETD? TMJD?
      It is actually for Eustachian tube dysfunction and not tinnitus, but if you have ETD contributing to your T, it is of some value I believe. My left Eustachian tube tends to plug up, especially on airplanes descending. Made by Summit Medical in Minnesota (my home state).
       
    8. Micky
      Dancing

      Micky Member

      Location:
      London
      Tinnitus Since:
      10 / 2000
      Hey Just one more.. That's a very interesting link thanx.. Sometimes tinnitus can become exacerbated by ETD and that particular device im pretty sure would be of value.. We need something like that for tinnitus.. So simple really..
       
    9. just1morething
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      just1morething Member Benefactor

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      barotrauma from airplane descent, noise exposure? ETD? TMJD?
      Article I found today on ETD & Tinnitus:

      At this point, there are two main tinnitus/Eustachian abnormalities that can occur here:
      1. If the Eustachian tube stays closed, as during inhalant allergy, head cold, or middle ear infection, the oxygen trapped in the middle ear cavity is soon absorbed into the mucosa, creating a vacuum. The ensuring vacuum causes the cavity to fill with mucous. If uninterrupted, it will continue to do so until the pressure can cause tympanic membrane perforation. It is that in-between state that presents varying types of possible objective tinnitus: roaring, buzzing, humming, heartbeat, and in some cases, spasm of the tensor tympani and/or venous hum (when the pressure on vascular structures and surrounding tissues become too great). All of this, of course, can be ascertained through tympanometry, otoscopy, and other diagnostic measures.

      2. If the Eustachian stays open (Patulous) as from physical abnormality, one will likely experience another type of objective tinnitus: described as an ocean roar or hollow effect, like a sea shell. In some cases, other palatal and middle ear structures may be involved, bringing even more complex descriptions of tinnitus.
       
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    10. Isabella 123
      Curious

      Isabella 123 Member

      Location:
      Arlington VA
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      12/2013
      I had a routine audiology exam during which she did some other things besides test my hearing, and she said "everything looked normal." Should I assume that she was doing those diagnostic tests mentioned above (tympanometry, otoscopy, etc) to see if my eustachian tubes were okay?
       
    11. just1morething
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      just1morething Member Benefactor

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      barotrauma from airplane descent, noise exposure? ETD? TMJD?
      I don't know. I am coming to believe that ETD is probably the cause of tinnitus for many of us (or at least exasperating it) but ENT's don't know that. I just don't think Nasonex, Flonase, etc. is clearing out the fluid well enough. That's is typically what they prescribe for tinnitus. Could possibly be allergy related also.
       
    12. Isabella 123
      Curious

      Isabella 123 Member

      Location:
      Arlington VA
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Has anyone tried Mucinex to reduce the fluid in the ears? I've used it when had pneumonia or bronchitis, it thins the mucous so the body can absorb it easily. I wonder if it would do the same for mucous in the middle ear?
       
    13. Magpie
      Sporty

      Magpie Member

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      04/15/1999
      The price of this is through the roof. Not sure what the Office Version is but it's $385 :eek:
       
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    14. just1morething
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      just1morething Member Benefactor

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      barotrauma from airplane descent, noise exposure? ETD? TMJD?
    15. just1morething
      Benevolent

      just1morething Member Benefactor

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      barotrauma from airplane descent, noise exposure? ETD? TMJD?
      Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the EarPopper has been passed to a new generation of Americans–born in this century, tempered by T, disciplined by a hard and bitter noise, proud of our ancient quiet times–and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today at home and around the world.

      And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your EarPopper can do for you — ask what you can do for your EarPopper!

      Sorry about that...I thought I was JFK for a minute :D Not funny I take it!:(
       
    16. Cicada_Ears
      Bookworm

      Cicada_Ears Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2013
      The only way I got my ear to unclog last year was aggressive use of a Netti pot and ear irrigation. If I had it to do over, I would never have had ear irrigation. That is when this started.
       
    17. citigirl13
      Dreaming

      citigirl13 Member

      Location:
      North Yorkshire, England
      Tinnitus Since:
      17/1/14
      Has anyone tried the ear popper? Have looked at it online for flying and it apparently gets the eustachian tube open when flying - but reading some reviews it has apparently helped tons of people with clogged ears and other problems. Have ordered it and will hopefully get here tomorrow. Even if it does nothing for my ears, at least I will have tried it. Who knows, it might actually work.
       
    18. alifalijohn

      alifalijohn Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/15/14
      Let me know if it works, I flew 14 hours from China to Toronto, and yes my ears did hurt, several days later I got the tinnitus, not sure if this caused it... let me know, much appreciated. Thanks.
       
    19. citigirl13
      Dreaming

      citigirl13 Member

      Location:
      North Yorkshire, England
      Tinnitus Since:
      17/1/14
      I ordered it for the day before my flight so hope it gets here... Am taking many precautions anyway, but I would prefer to have that. Reading the reviews online it sounds amazing and greatly reduces pain when flying. I had pain anyway when I flew, regardless of T, so hopefully this will help. I will let you know.
       
    20. alifalijohn

      alifalijohn Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/15/14
      Thanks, looking forward to hearing from you. Hope it all works out, keeping my fingers crossed
       
    21. citigirl13
      Dreaming

      citigirl13 Member

      Location:
      North Yorkshire, England
      Tinnitus Since:
      17/1/14
      Thank you - I appreciate it. I am actually not too concerned about my T anymore, because now I have taken a Sudafed it has calmed down - I think. Will take another before I go to bed to see. Also from the stories I have read on the internet it is unlikely the T will increase - it's only if the ear gets damage, hence the protection.
       
    22. MontmorencyTT

      MontmorencyTT Member

      Location:
      Abingdon, Oxfordshire
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/1990 (very approx)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably ear infection. (Also led to HF hearing loss)
      Note that there is a cheaper device, called an Otovent, which does a similar job.
      Gets good reviews on Amazon, although with some cautions.

      May be another option for some.

      [I have no connection with Otovent or any other firm.]
       
    23. Atlantis

      Atlantis Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2014
      Did the EarPopper help you? I have been using one for my ETD problems and it's been a godsend.
       
    24. Bertman
      No Mood

      Bertman Member Benefactor

      Location:
      canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      concert
      What kind of symptoms has it helped if I may ask? I think I may have gotten ETD recently and have this annoying crackle sound when I swallow and such.
       
    25. John G

      John G Member

      Thanks for the link. I just made one myself. Went to the dollar store, cost me 2 bux. Pack of balloons and one of those party blower things that make noise. I put that blower thing inside the end of the balloon. Seems to work the same way. I havnt used it much at all,cause I have an ENT appointment this week.
       
    26. Onegin0

      Onegin0 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1993
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ETD
      Just wanted to add that I've recently bought an Earpopper to help with ETD including T of varying severity, and found it very helpful. There's a sucking/rushing sound at times when I use it (when the middle ear feels really blocked) which I picture as air rushing down the suddenly opened ET, to relieve the negative pressure in the middle ear. Highly recommended.
      http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00449CW36/
       
    27. Fairy
      Cool

      Fairy Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      I bought this machine for ear infections in the ears. It did pop ears. I got tinnitus along with the flu. Was it worth money? No. I still have the clogged ears and tinnitus.
       

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