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Is ETD specific to this tube not closing properly, or are there various problems that may occur as part of this condition?
My symptoms suggest to me that the tube doesn't close properly I.e. Find it difficult to unpop my ears, my ears pop too readily (every time I swallow in fact) .
Now, I have a cold at the moment, and have noticed that as a result of my sinuses and nose being blocked up, the symptoms above actually improve, suggesting to me that adding mass (in this case snot! Sorry!) to the tube makes it close properly.
Does this make sense, and if so is there some sort of procedure that can permanently add mass to the tube so that it closes properly. I saw recently on YouTube an operation to insert silicone into the lining of the tube, I assume to bulk it out so that it closes properly.
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