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i have a clicking noise in my ear

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Several things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run la ... Read More
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Ear vs TMJ: In that area, Eustachian tube vs TMJ (jaw Joint). ET clicking heard mostly every time you swallow. TMJ clicking heard mostly with mouth opening/closin ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
39 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Probably from neck: You are probably hearing movement of one vertebra on another as you move the head back and forth assuming that is the only time you hear it. The faste ... Read More
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Ear vs TMJ vs neck: Clicking could be ear, TMJ or neck. Start with your PCP for exam. You may need to see ENT or DDS also. Also, if you have no other symptoms, I doubt it ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Eustachian tube : The tube that allows air to move into the middle ear from your throat is opening and closing creating the noise. It should gradually improve as the sw ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Jaw joint clicking: Having popping/clicking TMJ noises not necessarily a problem. Many people experience these noises. Without pain or limitation of function the noise it ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olivia Liao
31 years experience Ophthalmology
Tinnitus: Is ear humming and there are several possible causes. You would need an exam to get properly diagnosed. Preferably with ear nose and throat specialis ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Common: Usually this means the eustachean tube isn't fully closed. You can probably ignore this. If it becomes a major nuisance, an otolaryngologist might b ... Read More
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Dr. Philip Miller
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ENT-NOW!: You may have ruptured your eardrum ( tympanic membrane) I am not certain what you mean by "popped my ear"? Did you hold your nose closed and tried to ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
I have no idea.: But I have the same thing, & have been to an ENT specialist who could not explain it, I also have sound distortion along with it. Good luck on fin ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Maloney
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
Clicking Sounds: Clicking in the ear can be most commonly from the TMJ joint or a patulous eustachion tube. Place your index fingers in front of the little bump in fro ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Calvert
36 years experience Dentistry
Possible TMD: A popping a clicking sound near your ear is a classic sign of TMJ dysfunction. However, a complete evaluation is needed by a TMJ specialist to diagnos ... Read More
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