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Equalization training

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Nov 8, 2004
I am practicing in Frenzel technique OUT OF THE WATER. I am doing a set of 20 equalizations in one breath every 3-4 minutes. I can push the air from my mouth to my nose using my tongue. I feel pressure to my ears when I am doing this but I cant hear the instant "pop" or "click" sound , that suppose to mean that the eustachian tubes opened.
Do I have to hear the "pop" sound to know that the technique works good OUT of the water or the pressure I feel to my ears is enough?

Thanks in advance
I'd say that if the pressure is in your ears, you're on the right path.

Not everyone "pops" (come to think of it, I don't either). If there's a big pressure difference I'll sometimes hear a "psst" sound (sort of like doing one pump action on a bicycle pump), but not always.

You might want to try this: apply more pressure and if you feel your eardrums stretching out, you're doing it right. Just be careful not to burst them, which I believe is very possible with a correct frenzel.

Or this, first pinch your nose, close your mouth and swallow (or do "reverse frenzel"), you should feel your ears getting sucked in. Then do the frenzel. There should now be enough difference to at least clearly notice the change. There may be no sound (this is actually a good sign, it means your tubes are wider that some of us), but you should most definetly feel a huge difference in comfort in your ears ;)
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