Yeah from rest, even from altitude they don't pop. I just want to pop them because for literally years it's felt like I need to, as I have a constant crackling every time I breath. When I went to the doctor about it, he didn't really give a f*ck and just said I wasn't trying hard enough so f*ck him. And I've tried yawning and chewing gum but still not luck.
Try chewing gum, and the occasional yawn - and the most simple thing that I learned from diving: doing it before the pressure builds in the first place. A bunch of small, non intense equalizations are far better than trying to do it when the whole system is pressurized and swelling.
How about at depth do you have problems touching the bottom of a pool?
Not really, I don't have any problems with altitude or water