April 23, 2012

Video of Eustachian Tube Popping Open with Valsalva

Ever wonder what the eustachian tube looks like when the ear pops open with valsalva maneuver? Valsalva is accomplished by trying to blow air out a nose that is pinched closed. The eustachian tube is a tunnel that goes from the back of the nose to the ear.

Well, here you go! Video provided courtesy of Dr. Vijay Anand.

Watch this video to see where this eustachian tube is exactly located.

Read more about ear popping and when one is NOT able to pop the ears, a condition called eustachian tube dysfunction!

Here are a few things that have helped some people to pop their ears:

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Dr. Christopher Chang is a private practice otolaryngology, head & neck surgeon specializing in the treatment of problems related to the ear, nose, and throat. Located in Warrenton, VA about 45 minutes west of Washington DC, he also provides inhalant allergy testing/treatment, hearing tests, and dispenses hearing aids.

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