An ear nose and throat doctor once told us that the human ear is connected to the nasal passage. In other words, when you blow your nose or yawn, air also travels through your ears. This causes them to squeak because they’re trying to equalize pressure. That’s a lot of information in one answer, right? But why does my ear squeak when I blow my nose? Let’s get into it. When you sneeze or blow your nose, it opens up smaller channels inside your ears and sinuses. The pressure from these smaller areas then needs to be equalized to avoid potential damage. When you blow your nose and open up those channels again, air from outside rushes back in and causes an oscillation effect that makes ears squeak for a few seconds afterward.
Why Does My Ear Squeak When I Blow My Nose?
Your ear is trying to equalize pressure.
This is one of the most important things you need to know about your ears. Your ears are constantly trying to equalize pressure. The harder you blow your nose, the more likely it is that your ear will start squeaking because it’s trying to equalize pressure.
You’re not opening up your sinuses as much as you used to.
When you blow your nose, the sinuses in your head open up and let air flow in and out a little bit. If you have a cold or sinusitis, then this can be painful for a whole bunch of different reasons (see above). When you blow your nose, don’t blow as hard or open up those sinuses as much as possible when doing so. This will help keep them open longer and less painful for yourself and others around you!
You’re not getting all the mucus out of your nose as efficiently as possible when blowing it out/sneezing it out/yawning it out/etc.
When we talk about mucus in our bodies, we usually think about our lungs or our intestines (duh!). But what about mucus in our body that doesn’t get flushed down with other bodily fluids? That’s right! You can have mucus build-up in places like the lining of the throat, nasal cavity, and even retro-nasal passages (the area behind the nostrils). While we’re not going to go over what causes this mucus to build up, we do want to remind you that it’s something that should be taken seriously. If you have a lot of mucus buildup in your sinuses, then you need to try and figure out why it’s building up in the first place. The good news is, that there are tons of different things you can do to help get rid of this mucus buildup!
You’re not cleaning your nose as often as possible when blowing your nose/sneezing your nose/yawning your nose/etc.
When we talk about cleaning our bodies, we usually think about brushing our teeth or showering once a day (or at least every other day). But what about cleaning our noses? Since most of us don’t blow our noses very often and don’t notice any issues with them until they start squeaking or hurting, we can forget about cleaning them at all!
You’ve got a cold or sinusitis going on and are blowing your nose a ton.
If you’re constantly sneezing while blowing your nose and have noticed an increase in the frequency with which this happens recently, there’s probably a good reason for it! Unfortunately, having a cold or sinusitis can make it difficult for us to open up those smaller channels inside our ears at all. This can cause one of two things: Either the pressure inside the ear is too high for the channel to open up and let air in properly, or the mucus in your nose is too thick and is clogging up the channel.
What does it feel like when your ear squeaks?
1. You feel a tickle inside your ear when you blow your nose/sneeze/yawn/etc.
In our mind, we think of the sinuses as this area in-between our nose and ears that are filled with fluid. But it’s actually a little more complicated than that! When we blow our nose or sneeze, the air that comes out of our nose is going to hit the mucus in our sinuses and cause some pressure to build up there. Since we don’t want all that pressure building up, it makes sense that we’d also want to make sure not to open up those sinus channels as much as possible!
2. You feel something inside your ear when you sneeze, yawn, or blow your nose.
If you’ve ever had an ear infection before (or maybe even after), then you know what it feels like when the fluid in your sinuses starts building up too much and gets pushed into your inner ear! This can be very uncomfortable and can make it difficult for us to hear properly.
3. Your ears feel sore from blowing them so frequently (or from being too stuffed full of mucus).
.When we talk about ears being stuffed full of mucus, this usually means one of two things: Either there’s a lot of mucus in the small channels inside your outer ear which is preventing air from getting through or there’s a lot of mucus coming out of one or both holes in your inner ear.
Tip: If you notice that your ears feel sore from blowing them so frequently, try holding a piece of paper up to each one and see if you can hear any difference. If there’s a lot of pressure building up in your ears, then try using less force when blowing. If the pressure is coming out of one or both holes instead, then try using more force to blow.
4. You have a really bad ear infection and are hearing things that aren’t actually there.
If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms, it’s highly likely that you have an infection in your ears! This is especially true if you’ve had sinusitis before or even after having an ear infection as these are two very common conditions (and they’re both very common among musicians!).
5. You’ve been sneezing for too long and hurt yourself with the force of the sneeze!
If this has happened to you before, then it’s time to stop sneezing like crazy and start doing something about it! It can be extremely painful when we sneeze like this because not only do we end up hurting ourselves but we also end up getting mucus all over our face/eyes/nose/ears which can be just as painful!
How Do You Stop Your Ears From Squeaking?
Take a deep breath and blow it out slowly.
This can help to open up your ears a bit which helps to reduce the force of the next sneeze.
If you’re still experiencing this problem, try putting some drops in your ears before you sneeze.
This will help to make sure that you’re not blowing too hard and can help to decrease the force of the next sneeze.
If all else fails, then try using a headband or earplugs!
These are two simple ways that you can stop yourself from hurting yourself with sneezes!
Blowing your nose is a normal part of life. It’s also a great way to clear out your nose and avoid getting sick. Unfortunately, it can also cause your ears to squeak. Luckily, there are ways to stop your ears from squeaking. You can pop your ears or try swallowing, or you can try pinching your nose shut for a few seconds. Once you’ve cleared out your nose, you can get rid of the squeaking by popping your ears. If you already have tinnitus, there are ways to treat it. You can try a natural tinnitus therapy that’s designed to help ease your symptoms.