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During the ascent, the eardrum will tend to bulge outwards.
To counteract this relatively high pressure in the middle ear Toynbee’s maneuver allows the emptying of excessive gas through the tube towards the rhinopharynx. Pinch the nose, close the mouth, and try to inspire all the air available in the mouth and the nose while swallowing. A real valve effect is produced.
In case of failure of all conservative measures, notably tubal rehabilitation, go first to submit a specialized exam to detect any basic ENT disorders (allergy, chronic infection, reflux, and so on) that may be treated. If no solution seems to work, or spontaneously, we welcome anyone who wants to do a complete exam of his Eustachian tubes in order to check for a tubal dysfunction, to clarify its exact nature and to find some solutions. According to the diagnosis we propose various reconstructive micro endoscopic surgeries. For far abroad visitors, we propose different options to undergo the check up, the surgical treatment and its initial follow up during a single stay in Geneva.