March 02, 2018

New Video on EarPopper or Eustachi Therapy to Treat Clogged Ears

A new video has been published demonstrating how the EarPopper or Eustachi can be used to help young children (and even some adults) pop their ears to resolve ears with fluid, clogging, or pressure. Although (most) adults can easily pop the ears with a swallow, yawn, or blowing against a pinched nose, it is not unusual for most young children to not know how to do this. Some may not even know how to blow the nose.

As such, these devices allow a parent to help a child pop the ears and parents can be reassured that adequate nasal pressure is being exerted to open the ears up.

EarPopper or Eustachi can be purchased on Amazon. Typical advice is to use the device 6+ times a day on each side.

Other devices that can help pop the ears include the Otovent which is appropriate for older children.

Watch a video showing a 3 years old using an Otovent device. Whereas the Otovent essentially mimics only the valsalva maneuver (trying to blow air out the nose while pinched shut), the Earpopper simultaneously mimics the valsalva AND physically increases the eustachian tube diameter with swallow (muscles pull the eustachian tube open).

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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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