Crackling noises and pressure in ears for the past week i have been experiencing cracking noises in my ears. sounds like static coming from a tv or like rice crispies. i also am feeling pressure in my ears and my hearing fades a little. what is this? and
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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 35 years experience
You : You need to be seen by an otolaryngologist - it could be as simple as a hair on your eardrum - or more complicated like middle ear pressure problem or growth. Regardless this is something your local ENT doc should be able to sort out for you.
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Dentistry 38 years experience
TMJD / TMD possible: If you notice these noises during jaw movement - speaking, chewing etc. It is likely due to degenerated TMJ - jaw joint. The disc between the 'socket & ball' of the jaw joint normally cushions the bones like a well oiled hinge. If the disc is damaged allowing bone to bone contact the noise is heard through bone conduction since the TMJ is adjacent to hearing mechanism.
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