Eustachian tube dysfunction is a hearing system disorder, which more often than not, results in ear related problems. Eustachian tube is an organ having a hollow cylindrical or tube like structure, which connects the pharynx (upper part of the throat) to the ears. This dysfunction occurs when there is a blockage in the Eustachian tubes. The most common symptoms are ear blockage, muffling of sounds, popping sensations in the ear, pain in the ear(s), tinnitus (ringing of ears) and trouble in keeping balance.
HOW IS EUSTACHIAN TUBE DYSFUNCTION DIAGNOSED?
In adults, the Eustachian tube is approximately 35 mm long and approximately 3 mm in diameter.