For the most part, symptoms of eustachian tube dysfunction are mild and go away on their own. However, if symptoms worsen or do not cease, consult your doctor. Symptoms include the feeling that your ears are plugged or full, with reduced or muffled hearing. You may feel a popping or clicking in the ear, as well as pain or ringing in one or both ears. ETD may also affect your balance. Symptoms may heighten with altitude increases but should calm back down once you return to your normal altitude.
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