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eustachian tube dysfunction symptoms?

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Dr. Harold Kim
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Hearing loss + more: Eustachian tube dysfunction means your ears cannot properly equalize its pressure. So ear fullness is common. It also impairs the conduction of sound to the inner ear as your ear drum is rendered less efficient producing hearing loss. Frequently, fluid also accumulates behind the ear drum producing fullness and hearing loss also.
Answered on Mar 25, 2020
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Dr. Michael Pascolini
16 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Hearing loss: Your eustachian tubes connect your space behind your eardrum to the back of your nose. If this tube stops working, then your ear can fill up with fluid or pressure. If it fills up with fluid, you have an effusion and your hearing decreases like you are underwater. If it fills with pressure, you may have ear pain.
Answered on Mar 25, 2020
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