:). Everything sounds very muffled and I feel like my hearing is decreasing. I remember when i first had it. Once I sit, the popping resumes in a minute or two. Regards Adele I think it has to do with the muscle and neck out of place. I apologize for the all caps but I'm really sure that this will work for most if not all of you. So, its been 3 months and a week and counting. Any help would be amazing. I am going to the chiropractor. For 6 months now my ears have been popping non-stop and it's gotten to the point to where nomatter what I do they constantly pop every second. So i recommended him place a tube in and maybe that would be enough to do the trick. I have high blood pressure, fairly bad allergies, asthma, joint pain, etc. I know the exact day this started, I had constant ringing in left ear a 3 hour flight and my ears never stopped popping, every time I swallow or yawn. I have heard that taking magnesium can help TMJ, but that has not worked so I do not think that I have TMJ. Sorry once again for troubling you and thanks for any replies. I hope someone here has something to contribute to my post. I can stop it for a few minutes by valsalva maneuver, inflating the middle, holding it that way for a minute, then deflating. A sudden ear ringing may be the result of a newly prescribed medication, in which case the prescribing physician should be alerted to the problem. I am currently 24, and have been suffering from the constant popping in my left ear my whole life and i thought it was normal. It's started to affect my breathing and it makes me extremely dizzy. My docter said "try cope with it" well if i could cope with it i would'nt have asked you....... GO TO YOUR NATURAL FOODS STORE AND PICK UP VITAMIN B-12 DROPS (THE LIQUID KIND) ZINC CAPSULES, AND MELATONIN (I USE THE 5MG) IT HELPS WITH SLEEP ALSO. Now it is annoying the hell out of me and it just doesn't make sense. I guess all the prayers have helped as well. If it is out of place it can cause problems. I have had the same problems for about 5 years now. I can't afford to go or I would of already went. Consult a doctor if tinnitus comes on suddenly and is accompanied by hearing loss or dizziness. You're not a hypochondriac, as that is pretty much what I've been dealing with for the past few months. YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE ME!!!!!!!! Only this time it seemed to stretch my ear drum outward and wouldn't return to its normal position. But nothing I do but walking seems to keep it from returning within minutes. I have tried cold medicine, decongestant, and ibporphen for my headache or to try to relieve some pressure surrounding my nose and eye. What is it? I hope that is why its happening to me so I'm gonna wait until i get older and see if it goes away IT IS SOOOOO ANNOYING! My ENT so far says to just continue the nasal steroids, valsalva. With the frequent difficulty of determining a diagnosis or underlying cause, solutions to tinnitus can be elusive. He told me that i had eustation tube dysfuction which didn't surprise me. However, I am in good shape, play golf, ride Mountain bike, wakeboard, play softball, and lift weights. This is supposed to push fluid out. USE ONCE A DAY, EVERYDAY AND YOU WILL NOTICE A DIFFERENCE...... Mine has been slowly getting better over the past few months by being as calm as possible and listening to 'new age' and Tibetan buddhist type music for healing and meditation. My ears pop too, but I think it's because I'm under a lot of stress and my muscles get really tense beginning with my calves and moving up my back to my neck and even around to my face. I have notice taking the antihistamine helps clear up the fluid a lot but it keeps coming back and believe it is because the constant ringing in left ear neck is out of place. My cheeks also hurt as a result of this and sometimes my teeth do as well. Even less frequent is a condition called “pulsatile tinnitus,” a blood vessel disorder traceable to malformed capillaries, partially blocked neck arteries or veins, hypertension, atherosclerosis (blood vessel inelasticity brought on by cholesterol buildup), or nearby tumors. Haven't went to the chiropractor for constant ringing in left ear years. It has not gone away. It's so irritating ...... The popping does have wet sound to it. It was when i went in holiday to england i was popping my ears for fun. Well three days ago i was indulged into my workout and all of a sudden my left ear popped. First off, I can hear, so at least that is good. I'm just glad I saw through his BS, and didn't let them put me through the ringer. I have the same symptons as most people in these responses. What's really ironic is they say when your eustation tube pops the job is done, well mine is popping but their seems to be a conflict somewhere. I am a very active person, i exercise regularly and it seems like my ears pop a great deal when i am breathing heavely. I have been having this problem for over 2 years but has got worse. He did so and let's just say it was very uncomfortable for me and i hated it. Blessings of good health to all those so out of it, they had to come this site for their ears. I know my sinuses causes of raised blood pressure act up when it gets worse but a chiropractor can fix the neck which can help the problem. I have lost my appitite and have gas that taste like my stomach constant ringing in left ear gases. I have to do the suck in nose thing all the time, its awful when your out and about ,i like to sing but pop go the ears then everythings muffled and don't sound right! We'll see what he says. I used to have TMJ issues like 20 years ago but I do not have the jaw clicking or grinding or those issues so I do not think its due to that but obviously its hard to know for 100% certainty as its all in the same area. I thought i had a good thing going and whaam. I also get dizzy a bit more. As soon as I can symptoms of sports induced asthma afford it I will go. Boy was that a relief. That took a few months to clear, but was replaced by the popping. It's been driving me totally nuts, unable to sleep most nights. Here are my symptoms: constant ear popping, left eye area and cheek hurts along with my upper teeth, and my left nostril is numb. Well, I will add myself to the growing list of never ending ear popping. In some instances, tinnitus can be caused by head and neck injuries, depression, stress, benign tumors on the cranial nerve (known as “vestibular schwannoma” or “acoustic neuroma”), or an inner ear condition called Meniere’s disease. Went to an ENT today because even though it has gotten much better, it is still persisting. Have had a hearing and balance test, have gone to an ear specialist, have tried decongestants, flonase, mucinex (disgusting stuff), all to no avail. Rant over lol. Then i started having crackling noises and constantly having to pinch my nose and breath well not really breath (the thing u do on an airplane) i still haven't found a cure or something but the doctor said it could have been from some things so it may be an answer to some of ur problems, ear wax, fluid behind the ear drum, air behind the ear drum, or if ur young ur ear tubes are not so wide so the air downt travel so easily but he said when u get older the problem goes away. I was even thinking about taking some clariten as well until it returns to "normal". WHY IS IT HAPPENEING! The only thing that is keeping me sane for the time being is i have been chewing gum and that seems to alleviate the popping. I have run out of options. She prescribed me constant ringing in left ear muscle relaxers for the TMJ, but that did not work. Nothing works consistently but walking with valsalva. This also causes e to get a stuffy nose and migraine headaches. Very frustrating. So, hoping this gets better some day but not having a lot of faith reading this thread right now. Show READ THIS!!!! liver cleanse naturally at home It helps when I have people walk on my back an massage the back of my head and my neck. I am only 26 years old. I am a persistent SOB, so I keep trying things. I've had tubes in both ears multiple times when i was a child and even had some skin grafted over my right ear drum to cover the hole that wouldn't heal. Obviously had ear infections my whole life up until i was like 13, and i still occasionally get one primarily in my left ear. I have the same issue. Hi, I know you posted about three years ago but I am now having the same problem, I know you are probably 'not active' as it were now and I apologise for intruding but did your popping eventually settle down stop smoking tips cold turkey as mine is popping constantly after a ear infection lasting around a month. I have another appt tomorrow to let him know no progress, it's getting worse. About a year ago i went and seen an ent and told him that i had this constant pressure in my left ear, i mean it would pop, but didn't seem to alleviate the job. Please give this a try and let me know if it has helped. I've had near constant popping on swallowing in my right ear for several months after a prolonged, probably viral middle ear infection. My ears hurt the worst, and usually have the most pressure after I lift weights. I hate it! My jaw and ears click, pop, and are in pain. I am 11 and i have had this since i was 9. HEY GUYS I HAVE THE the easy way to stop smoking VERY SAME PROBLEM AND THE ENT TOLD ME THE SAME THING "NOT MUCH I CAN DO ABOUT THIS" HOWEVER I RESEARCHED AND FOUND A SOLUTION THAT HAS HELPED constant ringing in left ear ME REDUCE THESE PROBLEMS OVER 50%!!!! Sitting or lying, regardless of position, makes constant ringing in left ear it worse. As it was the constant bad sound of harleys that hurt me, I figured some calming good sounds may help, and they have way more than a trip to the ENT do i have one type diabetes did. Sinus rinses, Earadicator (a remedy a lady developed that is primarily a nasal rinse with decongestant added), high dose steroids, decongestants, antihistamines, camomile tea with local honey, Otovent, Eardoc (vibrator), steam vaporizer. The valsalva works by forcing air into the middle ear which rises above the fluid and forces it out. So i got him to remove it like 3 months later. Thats ok as long as it stops when i am finished training my body. Finally, tinnitus can occur as side effect of a variety of medications, including aspirin in high doses, quinine, diuretics, cancer medications, and several common antibiotics. I have seen an ENT twice and they've said the last resort is tubes. I mean it would pop and all every now and then like it was supposed to but not harrasing the hell out of my every minute. If I walk, valsalva a few times, it will usually disappear for as long as I stay on my feet, moving. It's been 5 months since the ear infection started. Thanks! It's as if my middle ear is producing fluid and although it largely drains (fluid behind my ear drums cleared long ago) a bit of it remains at the end of the eustachian tube and causes the popping with the slightest swallow or movement of tongue against the back of my throat. The ENT however seemed like he didn't have a clue and just wanted to charge me a bunch of money. It'll cost maybe 25-30 bucks, save you money from the doctor, and it's all natural. None have done much for me. My left ear pretty much stopped popping though completly. My ENT doctor recommended a tube in my ear but it seemed that this course would offer no relief as my ear pressure was fine so it seemed unnecessary (and reinforced by a few comments here in this thread). I live at a high elevation, and going over high elevation passes my ears fill up with a ton of pressure and it can't be equalized. I started to think the popping was getting better, but I've just become more adept at clearing it temporarily. I used to go to the doctor and she stated that it was a sinus infection, then it was from cleaning my ears too much, and then TMJ.