Dumb hearing

24 May, 2022

Dumb hearing is caused by Gulf impoundment in middle ear structures (e.g eardrum). When the pressure in the middle ear and ear out, the environment is not balanced. You may feel dumb hearing in the airplane, during takeoff or vice versa, during the landing.

Dumb hearing is also called ear barotraumas, in the middle ear.

Usually, easy methods are helpful, such as yawning, swallowing the saliva or chewing a gum. Severe causes require a doctor.

Dumb hearing in transportation

Symptoms and signs:

  • Moderate discomfort or pain in the ear
  • Mass feeling in the ear
  • Hearing impairment.

When should we consult the doctor?

Basically, you can treat dumb earing yourself. If discomfort or hearing impairment will last more than a few hours or if you have more severe symptoms, contact a doctor.