A 31-year-old member asked:
is it possible to lose hearing temporarily due to hard nose blowing?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Javier Chinen answered
30 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Possible: There is a communication between the middle ear and the back of the nasal cavity leading to the throat, named eustachian tube. Most commonly allergic inflmmation and secretions may block this important drainage duct with accumulation of fluid behind the eardrum, interfering with hearing. When drained, hearing returns. 'popping' during flights involve the opening/close of this tube.
Answered on Sep 7, 2019
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