A member asked:

What does it mean when you are getting a cold and can hear a bubble-popping/ running water sound in the ear?

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Dr. Alexander Gorup answered

Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Maybe good: Popping may be a sign that air is getting into your middle ear. That would be a positive development.

Answered 9/2/2020

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Dr. Vandana Kumra answered

Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Pressure change: The swelling in and behind your nose causes the tube that goes from your nose to your ear to not work properly, thus the pressure change in the ear makes you feel clogged and have popping.

Answered 5/19/2018

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