Pressure in Ears - always needing to hold nose and blow

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Recently I nave had a lot of pressure in my ears, and I am always needing to open them up by holding my nose and blowing.  This makes me more deaf for a few seconds but it soon seems to relieve the pressure and the I can hear again.  

What does it mean to always need to blow out the pressure in my ears?  I have a daily commute and change altitude of about a 1000 feet / 2x every day.  I am especially sensitive to altitude sickness at extreme altitudes ( 5000 feet or more).  What's going on with my ears?  Is there anything I can do to help prevent the pressure from constantly needing to be opened up.  

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    I should imagine that it's pretty much to do with the altitude changing and your popping is the noise you get when the air inside the inner  tries to equalise with that around it like when you fly. Try sucking hard candy whilst travelling, that can help. If it's not, Do you suffer with head aches? Or pain around the eyes? 

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    Hi, I get a blocked feeling too, I've been told it's a eustacian tube problem. I've had it since last December. I used to be able to go in any altitude no problem, but since this problem it's makes my ear blocked. Sometimes nasal sprays work to clear the tubes? You could ask your doctor about it? I also get pressure.

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