Open Wide, Let Pain Reside: Using Your Mouth to Unblock Your Ears

10 June 2015
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There are few conditions more irritating than a blocked ear. They can decrease your hearing ability, put you off balance, and even inflict a degree of pain if they last. No doubt you will have heard all the motherly tales about holding your breath or swallowing repeatedly can solve the problem, but given the ear's intimate relationship with the throat, these methods of resolution aren't actually too far off the mark. Whenever your hearing dims or your ears pop, it is often due to your Eustachian tubes—the tubes which connect the middle ears to the back of the throat—becoming blocked. Read More