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Problem with left ear, getting crackling popping noises, have tonsillitis. Can grommets may help?

Hi I have had a problem with my left ear for 4 years I pretty sure it to do with my Euthanasia tube as I keep getting crackling popping noises in my ear sometimes feels like fluid in the ear.. I do suffer with tonsillitis aswell which I don't think helps my ear problem. I have been advised by my gp that grommets my help..??
Asked On : Sun, 14 Apr 2013
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There can be fluid behind the ears so you are getting the popping or blocked sensation.
Fluid in ears (middle part of ear) could be becuase of poor Eustachain tube function (Tube connecting middle part of ear and back of nose). Which normally open and closes and maintain middle ear pressure same as outside pressure.
It does not function properly when there is infection in nose.
You can see an ENT specialist and get done--
Ear examination to see the your ear drums are intact .
Get done Impedance audiometry - a test to know if there is any fluid behind your ears.
Get done nasal Endoscopy to see the part behind the nose.
Grommets do help in such conditions and later after medication for some time and few months later the grommet will come out automatically.
Answered: Sat, 29 Jun 2013
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