Have you been you to a doctor? That could be associated with the inner ear. I would sugget going to the ENT immediately. If your parents won't send you to one, be so stubborn about it that they have to send you to one.
I think I may have had this same thing a few nights ago. I woke up with my ears feeling like they were full, or like I have had on a airplane or high altitude. Then when I tried "squeezeing " my ears, I heard the cracking sound and this lasted until I finally went to sleep. When I woke that sound was gone, but my ears did feel like when you have a cold in them. I haven't heard it since. It was very scarry though.
Get to your doctor, or go in to the emergency and tell them your symptoms. all kinds of reasons could be causing this.
Its ok, I am only 13 and I have had this since I was 12. My doctor said this was fine and no you are not going deaf. It is just a result of a down tube. This can happen when your very little or mid aged. As you get older you tubes will flatten out. And when you hear the buzz or ringing noise your ears are just trying to even out the sound in your ears. If this really starts to become a problem for you, there are ways to drain out your ears. This can be very short and not very painful. I have the same thing and this is very normal for me. love mariah.
I'm a 40yr female. My ears have been popping and cracking when I yawn and swallow (everytime) since I was very young. In my adolescents I noticed it much more then now. I remember a time when I was about 6 that I may have damaged my eardrums...long story
Anyway, I had lots of earaches as a child and had pressure and sinus issues as an adult. I don't think the popping is a health concern...I just think it can be very irritating if you let it be...and if you focus on it (as I did as a teen) it will feel like its driving you crazy. You have to calm down and realize that its OK/normal that this is happening You're mi d is focusing on it because you have anxiety about it being a health concern. Not all bodies work the same. You can't let your mind gets so caught up. I don't ever notice anymore, unless I focus on it. If you are in real physical pain also
..then see an Ent. Hope this helps!! I remember how frustrating in was!