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I have a crackling noise in my right ear when I chew... What could be causing this?

I have a crackling noise in my right ear when I chew... What could be causing this?

Multiple causes: fluid in your middle ear fluid or wax in your ear canal arthritis or inflammation in your TMJ which can transmit noise to your ear when chewing See your provider to look in your ear and check your TMJs ...Read more

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What is this bassy, acoustic noise in the ear? After a drop from a showerhead flew directly, deeply in i hear a bassy strum-like noise upon chewing.

What is this bassy, acoustic noise in the ear? After a  drop from a showerhead flew directly, deeply in i hear a bassy strum-like noise upon chewing.

Fluid on ear drum: Fluid on your ear drum could make a low bassy sound. Lay with your affected ear down until it runs out or dries up. You could try a hair blow dryer on low heat to dry it out as well. ...Read more

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I hear a weird whooshing noise in my right ear, mostly when I'm chewing on my left side of my mouth.....not all the time though. Thoughts?

I hear a weird whooshing noise in  my right ear, mostly when I'm chewing on my left side of my mouth.....not all the time though. Thoughts?

Whoosing ear noise: May be TMJ ( temporomandibular) joint issue, though once would expect it on the same side as the chewing. may be fluid in right ear from jarring of chewing ( especially since Spring may have fluid do to allergies) , or can rarely be vascular ( rare at your age). May consider zyrtec and see if helps F/U with ENT ...Read more

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At breakfast when opened mouth widely giant 'tak' sound in ear, when chewing after crunchy noise, which caused pain. Can this be caused by e tube dys?

At breakfast when opened mouth widely giant 'tak' sound in ear, when chewing after crunchy noise, which caused pain. Can this be caused by e tube dys?

TMD/TMJ: Displacement of the TMJ disc mostly in an anterior or anteromedial position upon closing and return of the disc to a more normal position on opening characterizes disc displacement. You will usually experience a "click" on opening but may not hear a closing click. Rec.: see an orofacial pain specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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My ears are clogged i try to yawn chew gum it won't work i hear crackling sounds I use a tip to wax my ears time to time but still clog any suggestion?

My ears are clogged i try to yawn chew gum it won't work i hear crackling sounds I use a tip to wax my ears time to time but still clog any suggestion?

Wax or otitis: It is due to wax tou need to remove the wax. Otc wax removal work, but if not is better to see a health professional to remove the wax. If it is otitis you need a physician to take a look. ...Read more

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Noise when i talk or swallow -like snapping or ticking from muscles in the vicinity of my ears. It hurts as well. Eustachian tubes are fine i was tested, no TMJ pain when chew/yawn.

Noise when i talk or swallow -like  snapping or ticking from muscles in the vicinity of my ears. It hurts as well. Eustachian tubes are fine i was tested, no TMJ pain when chew/yawn.

Noise when swallowin: The noise you are hearing may be due to a slight dislocation of the disc in the tmj. The absence of pain is good and this may not become a problem. I would still recommend that you see a dentist that treats tmd to properly diagnosis the problem and determine if the disc location will be a problem in the future. ...Read more

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Noise when i talk or swallow -like snapping or ticking from muscles in the vicinity of my ears. It hurts as well. Eustachian tubes are fine i was tested, no TMJ pain when chew/yawn.

Its OK.: Crepitus refers to joint noises, such as popping and cracking in the joints as tmj. It can be quite disturbing & cause concern, particularly if it shows up suddenly. In most cases, these noises are not indicative of any underlying problem. Most joint crepitus, cracking and popping usually has a 'bark that is worse than its bite.' there is likely no concern. If any pain arises see a prosthodontist. ...Read more

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Pain in my ear and it hurts when I chewing the hurt ear side?

TMD: If the pain in your ear is not associated with a hearing loss or drainage and the pain is intensified by chewing, the diagnosis is more like related to your jaw joint or jaw muscles. Try heat and over the counter pain meds and see your dentist. ...Read more

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