Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
The eustachian tube is a narrow tube that connects the middle ear to the back of the nose. Eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD) is when the tube does not open properly, preventing air from entering the middle ear.
- Adenoids can obstruct the opening of the eustachian tube and make it not function properly
- Eustachian tube dysfunction can also cause fluid to fill the middle ear and result in hearing loss and recurrent ear infections.
Eustachian tube dysfunction causes increased air pressure on the outer side of the eardrum which pushes the eardrum inward. This pressure causes sound to be muffled. ETD can be painful and can last from several hours to several weeks.
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