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Air passing sensation in ear. Whistle sound. What can it be?

Hello, I have a question about my ear. It is usually my right ear but it sometimes occurs in the other as well. I feel as if air is passing through it and it actually reliefs the pressure in my head. It makes a sort of breathing whistle sound. However, when I move, it stops. I can be sitting or laying down when it occurs but when I move it always stops. I am a twenty year old female.
Asked On : Sun, 10 Jun 2012
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ENT Specialist 's  Response

The air pressure in the middle ear is usually the same as the air pressure outside of the body. The eustachian tube is a connection between the middle ear and the back of the nose and upper throat that maintains this pressure.

Swallowing or yawning opens the eustachian tube and allows air to flow into or out of the middle ear, keeping the air pressure on both sides of the eardrum equal. If the eustachian tube is blocked, the air pressure in the middle ear is different than the pressure on the outside of the eardrum.
It is possible that you are experiencing this discomfort and it actually gets better to relive the pressure.

I hope you found my response to be helpful and informative. If you have any additional concerns I would be happy to address them.

Dr Divya
Answered: Sun, 10 Jun 2012
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