Popping of the ears

United States
May 27, 2009 9:33pm CST
Why do our ears pop? I know it not nothing to really to worry about . Was just curious as to why they pop.
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@berlong (227)
• United States
28 May 09
From my understanding your ears pop due to a change in atmospheric pressure. Its a reaction of your body to equalize the pressure in your ear drums to the outside pressure. As atmosphere pressure increases it creates like an air pocket inside your ears and you should notice that just before your ear pops your hearing will be poor. The popping noise itself is due to the air bubble releasing/"popping" out of the ear.
• United States
28 May 09
i did not know that thanks for the response
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
28 May 09
I think it could be due to pressure the builds up or infection even in some cases but it's always good to get them checked out by a doctor. I know sometimes when I blow my nose and it is stuffy my ears do tend to pop. So I figure it is caused by the pressure built up in them and with me blowing hard it's gotta go somewhere.
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