21st November 2019


Do your sinuses connected to your ears?

There is no direct link between the capillaries in the sinuses and the ear. The Eustachian tubes drain the middle ear (between the eardrum and the inner ear) into the nasopharynx, the part of the throat that is just behind the nose. The para-nasal sinuses drain into the nasal passages themselves at different points.

Also, do your ears drain into your throat?

Another function of your eustachian tubes is to allow any mucus buildup in your middle ear to drain out into your throat. A number of things can go wrong with your eustachian tubes and middle ear, including: Blockage due to swelling. This swelling is most commonly caused by a sinus infection, a cold, or allergies.

What causes blocked Eustachian tubes?

Allergies and illnesses like the common cold are the most common causes of ETD. These conditions may cause your eustachian tubes to become inflamed or clogged with mucus. People with sinus infections are more likely to develop plugged eustachian tubes. Altitude changes can also cause problems with your ears.

Are your ears connected to your brain?

The brain. The auditory nerve connects the cochlea of the inner ear directly to the auditory cortex on both sides of the brain, where sound is processed.
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