Eustachian Tube Dilation
The ears are an intrical part of the sinuses and the ENT practice. Your eustachian tubes run from the back of your nose and upper throat to your middle ear.
Balloon dilation of the Eustachian tubes helps remove inflamed mucosa, replacing it with healthy mucosa. It is a simple outpatient procedure done right in our office.
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Why do I have constant ear pressure?
If you experience consistent ear pressure or ear infections, your eustachian tubes might be to blame. Eustachian tube dysfunction may occur when the mucosal lining of the tube is swollen or it does not open or close properly.
Symptoms include: ear pressure, muffled hearing, pain, a feeling of fullness, clicking popping and “squishy sounds” in the ears and the urge to pop your ear or problems with balance.
What does ear pressure have to do with my sinuses?
Our body cavities are all connected. Your eustachian tubes are part of your sinuses. For some allergies, sinus infections and sinusitis wreck more havoc on their eustachian tubes than areas typically associated with the sinuses. This causes feelings of ear pressure, pain and can often lead to ear infections.
Sometimes these ear infections can lead to more serious issues such as hearing loss. In these cases we refer our patients to see our in office Audiologist for a hearing test.
What can be done for ear pressure?
Eustachian tube dysfunction affects 7.3 million adults in the United States, lucky there is a viable treatment option. As seen in the photo below, balloon dilation of the Eustachian tubes helps remove inflamed mucosa, replacing it with healthy mucosa. It is a simple outpatient procedure done right in our office.
What are eustachian tubes?
Your eustachian tubes run from the back of your nose and upper throat to your middle ear. They are canals on each side of your face. Their job is to regulate ear pressure and drain excess fluid from the middle ear and move it to the throat.
Additional Ear Care at Texas Sinus & Snoring
Our on site Audiologist can perform hearing tests in our on site hearing booth. She can also fit patients for new hearing aids as well as adjust patients existing aids.