Ear Crackling/Clicking Noise when I move my jaw
Hi, just earlier today I was eating and all of a sudden i heard a crackling/clicking sound in my right ear. Whenever I open my jaw I hear it. The sound makes me cringe, like nails on a chalkboard, and I cant feel some sort of weird movement. It kinda feels like maybe two things rubbing/crunching up against eachother. I've done a lot of research and have found a few possibilities: eustachian tube disfunction, tmj, or a hair on my eardrum. I can't seem to narrow it down though. What do you think it is? What can I do for it? And will it affect my ability to fly? I'm a college student and I'm flying back to school from break in a few days. Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated. I would consider seeing an ENT doctor but I live in a fairly rural area where there aren't many specialists around. Thank you for your time!