Other Ear-Related Problems

A clinical study has demonstrated that negative pressure in the middle ear can be relieved by use of the EarPopper[2]. Patients can use the EarPopper as needed. Often relief will occur after only one treatment.

Eustachian Tube Dysfunction can cause development of negative pressure in the middle ear due to a lack of ventilation and can lead to Otitis Media with Effusion, Aerotitis/Barotitis.

Aerotitis/Barotitis is a result of negative middle ear pressure caused by rapid elevation changes (airplane, diving, mountain climbing, etc.).

Recommended Treatment Settings
For children and adults use the low setting (I). If the negative pressure does not resolve, use the high setting (II). If the patient experiences discomfort using setting (II), then switch to setting (I).

[2] “Efficacy of a Modified Politzer Apparatus in Management of Eustachian Tube Dysfunction in Adults” American Academy of Audiology Journal 10: 496-501 (1999)