This crackling or sound could be myoclonus of a middle ear muscle. I have been following this thread and your story as well as others for some time now. Here goes: ear pain and pressure, headaches (right side mainly, temple worse), ears popping/crackling on their own and when yawning and swallowing, autohpony that comes and goes and can usually be corrected when leaning forward, stiffness in neck, shoulders and jaw, fatigue, lightheadedness, throbbing nostrils scalp sensitivity, clicking noises when speaking, and ears crackle with loud sounds. I know, it seems ridiculous to have so many symptoms. No pain or anything, just that crackling sticky sound like theres syrup in there. These tonsiliths are really gross hardend pus that accumulate in the tonsil after infection. Anytime I touched my ear near the opening or used a qtip or yawned I could hear a crackling noise. But it’s the same feeling that I get when the ears pop naturally.
Normally, swallowing causes a little click or popping sound in the ear. Even after landing, continue the pressure equalizing techniques and the use of decongestants and nasal sprays. Ear crackling when moving jaw (chewing) Off-Topic Discussion. Even the worst disc problems resolve themselves after a few years with or without treatment. What does it mean when you hear the crackling sound in your ear when you swallow?
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