Why Do My Ears Crackle and Feel Full — Is This Connected to Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Support' started by bmxer883, Apr 6, 2021.

    1. bmxer883

      bmxer883 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1/1/21
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I'm not sure if every tinnitus sufferer's ears crackle or if it is just some cases?

      I've had tinnitus 5 months now with no explanation, yet that seems to be case with many people, no clear cause for your tinnitus...

      So why do my ears crackle? When I mentioned it to my ENT, he just said it's air passing through and I should be thankful they still do that and pop.

      My thought is something is inflamed and that's why they do? So maybe if I can get the inflammation to go away, the ringing would stop as well?

      My ears feel full and crackle at the slightest movement.

      The shower still masks my tinnitus out so I guess it's not as loud as some other people's.

      I have issues getting my ears to pop. I went on a 4-hour car ride the other day and it was very uncomfortable. I'm afraid to ever get on a plane again.
       
    2. DaveRicho

      DaveRicho Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2022
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Alcohol withdrawal and or/stress...don't know anymore
      I have the exact same thing. I'm at about the 3 month mark since developing tinnitus.

      Did you ever find out a reason? Is this still happening?
       
    3. martinberryhorse

      martinberryhorse Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Aug 5, 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      One hard cough
      Probably Eustachian tube issues. Partial blockage due to something like inflammation.
       
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    4. MindOverMatter

      MindOverMatter Member

      Location:
      Norway
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004/05
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown (possibly stress related, and later sound induced)
      @DaveRicho, yhese issues are often jaw/joint related - I've been told by my dentist.

      A typical symptom of you have TMJ/TMD.

      I have the same with the crackling (come and goes), but no ETD.
       
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    5. DaveRicho

      DaveRicho Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2022
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Alcohol withdrawal and or/stress...don't know anymore
      Thanks @MindOverMatter.

      In addition to the crackling, I have awful pressure/ear fullness. It's hard to describe but it's as if I can no longer equalise my ears when I swallow. I have to pop my ears multiple times a day to get any sort of relief.
       
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