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A 25-year-old member asked:

When i get stressed or anxious, i hear popping sound in my ear. is this normal? should i get it checked out?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 28 years experience
Eusrachian tube: This could be your eustachian tube popping that is transmitting noise to your ear. It could also be from clenching your teeth and the resulting pressure or trauma to the TMJ could transmit the sound to your ear. Nothing serious.
Dr. Matthew Hyde
Dentistry 42 years experience
Yes: See an oral surgeon or a dentist who sub specializes in TMJ therapy. You may have a problem and it is best to have it evaluated by a healthcare professional.

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