Conditions and diseases
Pressure in the ear
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
Latest publication date: 26/03/2021
Supervising author: Dr Marin Eline