When i pull on my ear it crackles?

Have you ever experienced that ‘pop’ or ‘crackle’ sound when you pull on your ear? If so, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many people experience this phenomenon and are left wondering what causes this strange sensation.

In this article, we’ll take a closer look at why this happens, whether or not it’s harmful to your health and other interesting facts surrounding the cracking of ears. So sit back, put your feet up and get ready to crack into the world of ear-popping adventures!

The Science Behind Ear Cracking

The popping sensation in your ear is caused when air trapped inside the Eustachian tube is released suddenly. This can happen for several reasons including exposure to high altitude areas, yawning, swallowing or chewing gum (Yes! You read that right).

When you swallow or yawn (or even chew gum), tiny muscles located in the throat contract and expand causing air pressure changes in the middle ear space. These pressure changes allow fresh air from outside to replace stale air inside.

However,what most people might often overlook, as little children wearing braces would know; these jaw movements move other structures like bones: including those which connect with our eustachian tubes. And hence by moving them just enough we hear pops n cracks much like playing musical instruments only difference being they do with cords we listen due to bones acting as strings for ears!

One theory suggests that pulling on one’s earlobe could also stimulate these muscles leading to a similar popping sensation- Although no concrete scientific evidence supports (yet) such theories but heckn who knows there aren’t enough science experiments done upon exasperated humans trying something new around here anyway.

Symptoms Associated With Ear Cracks

For some individuals (mostly individuals born extraordinary), They may never feel any sensations while experiencing an occasional pop noise once every few blue-moons, And for others it may be an uncomfortable sensation leading to pain (worse than burning chapstick ever so slightly on lips).

However some people can even feel the discomfort in other parts of their body. Why? Let’s take a closer look at why this happens.

Painful Ear Cracks

If you’re suddenly noticing persistent crackling in your ears or experiencing nagging pain and pressure- We hear ya: It’s concerning!

Persistent ear popping is usually a symptom of Classy Dry Mouth Syndrome 😉 As we commonly know “dry mouth” is when the body sustains insufficient saliva causing irritation or soreness around one’s moth areas (this might pop up anywhere in body) including gums, throat and yes Eustachian tubes.

When we have “dry ears”, often caused by extended air travel, diving with exposure to high altitudes; these situations pose uncertainties: oughta drink something before boarding that flight /upping elevations?? -yes drinking water helps keep us hydrated according to most educated guesses yet scientists unproven opinions too LOLs!

To alleviate chronic cracking of ears regular visits to doctors could get prescribed moisture agents like nasal sprays; If all else isn’t working out proper breathing exercises would assist individuals suffering from tinnitus(sometimes associated with ear drum issues )

Hearing Improvement Benefits

We knew it wouldn’t always just shock n awe audiences but surprise indeed! occasional harmless and well-defined purposeful popping has been shown as capable activity improving auditory sensitivity as mentioned here :

So there we go That baffling sound emanating from your little-eared organs isn’t really such a nag-always-to-surf-light-dream situation afterall but oh wait theres more facts ! 😀

Other Fun Facts On Ear Popping You Don’t Want To Miss!

Feast Your Eyes Now Because These zany snippets come once only folks : …

  1. Some cultures also believe that frequent ear-popping is a sign of good luck. So, don’t be surprised if you find people around the world trying to pop their ears intentionally.
  2. People who enjoy popping bubble wraps are more likely to experience cracking sensations in their ears – and as no such real science evidence exists we might add here ourselves ;p
  3. The longest period someone overheard crackling lasted for 4 excruciating years-Imagine being stuck with an internet browser caught in a loop !
  4. One third of individuals_ ( Including this author) _never experience such wonder; still,A life-changing or even eye-opening event!
    5.And lastly- Our Furry+Feline Friends too face some water pressure issues but they’ve got covered-it’s called Purring,which helps them build euphoria by comforting bones including those connected to Eustachian tubes paving way for sounds like “plonks” 😉


Ear-popping sensation is relatively common today which doesn’t mean one should self diagnose and try quirky exercises just cause some page on the world wide web told him so- If painful contact your doctor immediately.

It only takes one moment of annoyance: High-frequency attention grabbing signal when important conversations need listening hard away from noise clutters present these days.This can lead towards searching up “treatment + news related”, All things considered our hats off to atleast what fun there exists alongwith lurking uncertainties dominating posture health experts flag about considering constant ear splitting sensations!

So next time you hear a pop/crackle don’t fret, relax : feel satisfied having knowledge behind it and whose knows may be take part in global practice aimed ultimately benefitting auditory experiences (sure since blowing up balloons help stretch cheek muscles making us look gorgeous maybe doing yoga poses will bring us closer exploding bubbles all while mending said pops n cracks ?).