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Why do my ears slightly pop when I swallow?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 02, 2012 at 7:00 PM

When I swallow my ears slightly pop and I can also make my ears pop at any time is this normal?

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on October 02, 2012
at 10:27 PM

My ears don't click by themselves only when I make then click and I can make then click anytime

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on October 02, 2012
at 10:15 PM

I get it too sometimes, especially when congested. My suspicion is that it's just airflow between the ear and throat caused by swallowing. The tube temporarily opens due to the increased pressure difference from the vacuum created by swallowing.

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on October 02, 2012
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531b053b68e92ac509fc1544f88dc103

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on October 02, 2012
at 08:58 PM

Is this all the time? My ears click all the time when I swallow. I have no idea why, but the more I pay attention to it, the more it drives me crazy.

D23bef2fe68d0e2123f6bd7dc7a6c182

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on October 02, 2012
at 10:27 PM

My ears don't click by themselves only when I make then click and I can make then click anytime

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on October 02, 2012
at 07:36 PM

Your ears and throat are connected by the eustachian tube, which can open to allow air back and forth. It's also why people often develop throat and ear infections at the same time. I can make my ears pop as well.

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

(3747)

on October 02, 2012
at 10:15 PM

I get it too sometimes, especially when congested. My suspicion is that it's just airflow between the ear and throat caused by swallowing. The tube temporarily opens due to the increased pressure difference from the vacuum created by swallowing.

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on October 02, 2012
at 07:06 PM

All the time or just under certain circumstances?? I can make my ears pop if I open wide and fake a yawn; I believe it all has to do with pressure balance across the inside/outside of your eardrum. If this has nothing to do with altitudinal changes perhaps your sinus cavity has something going on? Continual low-grade congestion?

I wouldn't call it normal but if it doesn't hurt you it's no reason to panic. If you're very concerned you could ask a doctor.

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