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Opposite of plugged up ears.

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  • Posted By: sami.jayne
  • May 31, 2013
  • 08:44 PM

Hey y'all. So, I've been dealing with this ear problem for a while and I've done as much research that I can, but i can't figure out what it is. I haven't even been able to find something similar. The best way I can describe it is reverse barotitis media. It's like I've hyper-pooped my ear. Like when you go on an airplane and your ears plug up, except opposite. And it's only the right one.

I am sensitive to my own voice (really, it's more like I can hear the vibrations rather than my actual voice). If I plug my nose and suck in through my nose it will temporarily fix my problem, but when I swallow, yawn, or just open my mouth too far it will go back to how it was. When my condition happens, I can't tell how loud I'm being when I talk, so it feels like I'm yelling at everyone, when in reality I'm being really quiet. It doesn't hurt at all.

Does anyone have any idea what this might be? I really can't find anything on the internet.

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  • I am having the exact same condition. I hope this goes away as soon as possible.
    mark_c 1 Replies
    • December 6, 2013
    • 00:30 PM
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  • I have the exact same problem, except sometimes it happens even if I don't swallow or even breathe, and at those times it doesn't help when I suck through my nose. I've had it since forever and sometimes it gets to bad I wish I was deaf. I've had middle ear infections twice a year between the age of 2 and 18, now I don't have them anymore but this opposite barotitis continues. Only today I've found this:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patulous_Eustachian_tube
    And it looks like this is it.
    aysetu 1 Replies
    • October 2, 2014
    • 04:17 PM
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