Eustachian Tube Problems (cont.)

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Eustachian Tube Problems At A Glance

  • The Eustachian tube connects the middle ear space to the rear of the nose near the soft palate.
  • Normally, the Eustachian tube is closed.
  • Partial or complete blockage of the Eustachian tube can cause sensations of popping, clicking, and ear fullness.
  • The Eustachian tube can become blocked from common colds or allergies.
  • Altitude changes can cause symptoms in persons with Eustachian tube problems.
  • Several maneuvers can be done to improve Eustachian tube function.

Medically reviewed by Peter O'Connor, MD; American Board of Otolaryngology with subspecialty in Sleep Medicine

REFERENCE: Eustachian Tube Function.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/2/2015

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