2 doctors weighed in:

Eustachian tube dysfunction symptoms?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr Michael Pascolini
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr Michael Pascolini
Dr Michael Pascolini
Thank
Dr Harold Kim
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr Harold Kim
Dr Harold Kim
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr Andrea Brand
Board Certified,
7M people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors