Hearing management

Question
Posted by: Susan | 2010/09/02

Q.

Ear

My ear feel fine and then it will feel if it close/block and if I speak I can hear it in my ear. It last for a bout 4 - 5 min and then it is ok again.
Please help

Expert's Reply

A.

Hearing Expert

Hi Susan

This sounds like a possible Eustachian tube dysfunction. The Eustachian tube connects the middle ear with the back of the throat and opens and closes to allow the pressure behind the ear drum to be equalized with that outside. This could be as a result of a upper respiratory infection (flu, sinusitis, cold). The best would be to see an ENT specialist to get to the cause of the problem and start the necessary treatment.

You can contact me at debbiep@widex.co.za or through the Widex office on 086 696 5740

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Posted by: Hearing Care | 2010/09/20

Hi Susan

This sounds like a possible Eustachian tube dysfunction. The Eustachian tube connects the middle ear with the back of the throat and opens and closes to allow the pressure behind the ear drum to be equalized with that outside. This could be as a result of a upper respiratory infection (flu, sinusitis, cold). The best would be to see an ENT specialist to get to the cause of the problem and start the necessary treatment.

You can contact me at debbiep@widex.co.za or through the Widex office on 086 696 5740

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