What Does Popping Your Ears Really Do?

Josh Welch

Why Do My Ears Pop?If you have ever been on an airplane or driven through mountains or even large hills, then you have probably had that full feeling in your ears that goes away after you swallow or yawn and you hear a "pop". 

What is that popping noise, why do we have to do it, and what is really going on? 

This short SciShow video, hosted by Michael Aranda, will answer all of those questions and a few more. 

You will also learn some things to avoid so that you don't cause harm to your precious ears whenever you feel the need to "pop" them. 

Do you have any tips for popping your ears? If so, leave them in the comments below!