Tinnitus: How putting a balloon up your nose eases it

How putting a balloon up your nose eases tinnitus Tinnitus is the ringing or buzzing in the ears A balloon that’s inserted through the nose and into the ear could help tackle hearing problems, including tinnitus. Once it’s in the ear, the balloon is inflated with salt water which helps widen and unblock the Eustachian tube — the narrow passage which connects the middle ear to the back of the nose. The tube sits just behind the ear drum and is normally closed, but opens during swallowing, yawning and chewing to equalise air pressure on both sides of the drum