Fun ENT fact of the day - 4

Do you know why we get strange feelings in our ears or even go slightly deaf when we go high up on mountains?  That's because the Eustachian tube (a narrow passage leading from the pharynx to the cavity of the middle ear, permitting the equalization of pressure on each side of the eardrum) fails to maintain pressure resulting in dizziness, discomfort, ear pain, etc.