(Closed) I can’t get my ears to pop!

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Chewing gum usually helps me.  I usually can pop my own ears by holding my breath and pushing out, not sure if it’s good for my ears though.

Post # 4
762 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Try yawning or placing your finger tips around your ear holes to create a seal, build up a little pressure and remove them…I had to do this all the time a few weeks back when I went on a road trip with my Fiance through the rockies…my ears didn’t pop for 2 days and it was brutal! Oh, also hold your nose and breathe and push out, that might help as well. Good luck!

Post # 5
1074 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Hooray to you for wearing earplugs!! (I’m an audiologist). 


If holding your nose and blowing out didn’t work (technically called a Valsalva maneuver), try swallowing a drink of water while holding your nose (a Toynbee maneuver). They’re both safe to do when needed. Good luck! 

Post # 6
2 posts

Try the water trick, works for me

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