Symptoms and causes

In most cases, pressure in the ear is attributable to:

  • problems near the Eustachian tube (e.g. allergy, sinusitis, colds)
  • muscle tension of the mastication and/or neck muscles.

Diagnosis and treatment

  • Problems near the Eustachian tube (e.g. allergy, sinusitis and colds) are treated with anti-inflammatories or an eardrum tube.
  • We treat muscle tension with tympanic patching and kinesiotherapy. Tympanic patching is a simple treatment. It involves applying a patch to adjust the stiffness of part of the eardrum. It is performed during a physician's consultation.
    Read here about the scientific study on this method.

Treatment centres and specialisations

Ear, nose, and throat diseases

Latest publication date: 26/03/2021
Supervising author: Dr Marin Eline