Questions on auditory tube

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What is it?

What is its structure?

How does it work?

What medical problem can arise if it does not work properly?

For the last question, there may be more than one possible answer. If so, pick only one choice and explain that one well

Sep 6th, 2015

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Auditory tube is also known as Eustachian tube, its a tube that runs from the middle ear to the pharynx which consists of the upper throat and the back of the nasal cavity

 Its structure is a tube like  and it measures between 17-18mm when a person is born, it grows in length as someone grows.

 Auditory tube has important functions such as:

-Draining the middle ear, it drains all the fluids that may hinder hearing function

-It protects the middle ear from unwanted substances 

It also aerates the middle ear

Medical problem that can arise 

When its not working properly it can lead to  dizziness or ringing which can be caused  by lack of drainage leading to inflammation

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Sep 6th, 2015

One of the health problems associated with auditory tube is inflammation/blockage . This arises when the tube is affected by air pressure making it collect many fluids , failure to drain the fluids leads to infection  especially in young children. the following are symptoms:

-Ears hurt    

-Popping noises in your ears.

-Hearing problems.

-Feeling  dizzy.


 They normally get better on their own but regular exercise is recommended.

 Hope your ok with that. Thank you!!

Sep 6th, 2015

Can i get the reference to your response please? Thank you

Sep 6th, 2015


Michael D. Johnson,Human biology

Sep 6th, 2015

Most of what i wrote is from my own knowledge , it would have been important if had told me to write the reference before doing any scholarly work, he references can help but i dont think what i wrote is an article . Thank you !!

Sep 6th, 2015

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